Green Buildings are Better for Living

Healthier and more comfortable, green buildings are better for living.

Take a deep breath. Is this the air you want to breathe while eating dinner, reading a book or watching TV, or sleeping? Green buildings can help you create a healthier, more comfortable home that also saves money on energy and water bills and lowers your environmental impact.

Cleaner indoor air reduces asthma symptoms in children

Nine million children in the U.S. under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with asthma (source: American Lung Association). Healthier indoor environmental quality can help reduce asthma symptoms.

In Seattle, 60 “Breathe Easy Homes” were built to decrease asthma symptoms for the children living there. And it worked! Children with asthma had more symptom-free days in the Breathe Easy Homes than those in older homes. (data source)

Closer to home, Habitat for Humanity –St. Louis builds green homes for their clients ensuring healthier indoor environments, healthier kids and families, lower utility bills and a cleaner planet.

What can you do to create greener living spaces?