Homeowners cite having a healthier place to live, energy savings, and environmental conservation as the top three reasons for buying green homes, but builders tend to focus more on the latter in their selection of green building features. Those involved...
Children are more vulnerable to exposure to indoor air pollutants than adults. This white paper seeks to raise awareness and address important issues about how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect children's health.
Constructing a healthy environment is a very important emphasis of green building. Since North Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, the quality of that indoor air can greatly impact one's health. This document lists common indoor air contaminants and steps to take to minimize their impact.
Many common household cleaning products contain alcohols, ammonia, bleach, formaldehyde, and lye which may cause many health issues. This fact sheet from Build It Green addresses how to keep your home looking its best, while at the same time, providing a safe environment for the inhabitants.
This directory features suppliers and installers for a variety of green products, identifies a number of firms with expertise in the design and construction of green buildings, and includes a variety of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other entities with useful information and resources on green home building.
To be sure of the efficiency claims of air filters, select only those where the type of test or rating is referenced. This document from Build It Green discusses five types of air filters and the associated ratings.