06 Dec '16, 7pm

Are Healthy Homes the Next Big Thing?| EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine | Indoor Air Quality, Health and Fitness

Are Healthy Homes the Next Big Thing?| EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine | Indoor Air Quality, Health and Fitness

This article was originally featured on our sister site BUILDER. Eric Hausman Photography Designed by Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect and built by Evolutionary Home Builders , this Passive House-certified home in Illinois features nontoxic finishes and materials, Greenguard-certified drywall, unfinished salvaged wood, and continuous filtered ventilation. The owners put a premium on healthy indoor air quality due to a family member's allergies. When Meritage Homes began to ask its average buyer, a 36-year-old mother of three, how it could create better value in 2009, the subject of health kept coming up. Moms were worried about kids with allergies and concerned about soaring child asthma rates. They’d read that environmental toxins could disrupt children’s hormone development and watched HGTV shows about people building houses that promote wellness. They said they had enough t...

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