31 Mar '15, 10pm

Nine Key Steps to Build a Healthy Home #construction #healthyhome

In light of the recent Lumber Liquidators controversy , buyers are demanding homes that won’t make them sick. This means that builders, who are pushing to make their homes energy-efficient and airtight, must be extremely careful about the products and materials they use. It’s the Catch 22 of energy-efficient construction: Well-sealed buildings can trap in toxic chemicals, mold, pollen, and other irritants. The first thing builders should be aware of is asking manufacturers the composition of their materials. Asking for transparency may have the single greatest impact on the health of homes across the country. As more manufacturers voluntarily disclose what is in their products, their competitors will have to follow suit. There are programs such as the Declare label by the International Living Future Institute that offer manufacturers low-cost ways to certify their products...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/green-builders/nine-key-s...

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