27 Aug '14, 4pm

Healthy homes shouldn't be considered luxury items — everyone deserves one: #socialequity @USGBC

Healthy homes shouldn't be considered luxury items — everyone deserves one: #socialequity @USGBC

A few weeks back I presented the case for why you should care whether or not your home is green , highlighting a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ). If you'll recall, we at USGBC were pretty pumped about the results of that study, which found that, when compared to non-certified homes, inhabitants of LEED-certified residential units experienced fewer incidents of sick building syndrome symptoms, and enjoyed air with lower concentrations of harmful particulate matter and other undesirable substances proven to have adverse effects on our well-being. Well, there's another reason we’re jumping for joy after reading this study: it focuses on the affordable housing sector, underscoring what we have long believed – that high-performance homes should be well within the reach of all members of society. Communities at ...

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