29 Nov '14, 2pm

WHY MATERIALS? - Healthy Building Network

WHY MATERIALS? - Healthy Building Network

It all starts with people and where we build our lives. When our buildings get healthier, so do we. Our wellbeing begins where we live our lives—in schools and offices, in sports stadiums and shopping malls, in the places where we give birth, eat, sleep, wake and celebrate. The health of our buildings directly affects our own health. The EPA estimates that people spend up to 90% of their time in buildings. Buildings are built almost entirely with materials that are synthetic, chemically processed or treated. Designers, builders and building owners often don’t know what building materials are made from and only learn about health concerns after a project is completed. HBN is changing this. Every construction project is a new opportunity to get buildings healthier. In the United States alone, over 300 million people live, work, and play in five million commercial buildings. ...

Full article: http://www.healthybuilding.net/content/why-materials

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