There are growing numbers of “green” builders and designers. Their focus is often on issues surrounding the health of the planet, sustainability, recycling, energy-saving, etc.

Some are also interested in the health of the occupants, but others don’t place as much emphasis on indoor air quality as they should, and many aren’t familiar with the needs of the growing population of chemically-sensitive people.

It is actually quite easy to claim that a building material is green. For example, a manufacturer might say that their product is green because they make it from recycled material, or that they recycle their waste, or that they have an energy-efficient manufacturing process, or that they don’t pollute the environment.

They very well may produce a green product, but they may totally ignore the fact that it’s not healthy for the occupants.

Many green products are, in fact, healthy, but many aren’t—so be careful of insular green and energy-saving claims.

Attend the National Healthy Homes Conference for more information on making sure that green and energy-efficient is also healthy.

Allen P. Rathey, President
The Healthy House Institute®  (HHI)  Educational Center and Website
3355 N. Five Mile Rd.  #304

Boise ID 83713-3925   
Voice (208) 938-3137

Web: www.HealthyHouseInstitute.com

 

 

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