WHAT WE CAN’T SEE AND DON’T KNOW CAN HURT US—AND OUR CLIENTS.
by Terry Beaubois
THE TOPIC OF HEALTHY HOMES AND BUILDINGS has been around for a while, but the awareness of the problem and what to do about it is being raised to a higher level with recent findings.
Home sick home. Indoor air quality may not seem to be a key point to consider when designing a house, but it can be a crucial aspect for builders and home occupants—especially if they consider working with you again years later.
Having a healthy home environment is a core element for every member of the building industry—architects designing homes for people; builders building homes; and family members concerned about their family’s health. This is an area that has been a career-long interest of mine. In the past, it was more of a background issue, but over time, research shows this to be increasingly important as we gain a better understanding and additional knowledge of the issues related to air quality.