The built environment contributes to 67% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
We spend 90% of our time indoors. The home has, for many of us, morphed into it’s own “multi-use” facility for a myriad of activities including work, play, exercise, rest, recuperation and social gatherings.
One could argue that the health of the home is as important as a healthy commercial building. Indoor air quality, proper ventilation, low VOC paints and materials, cleanliness and order become key to health and wellbeing of the inhabitants. Knowing what is required, within budget and access, to make a home healthy and serene.
Mind and Design
“The Living Building Challenge envisions designs that elevate our spirits”. It recognizes the importance of developing design features intended solely for human delight and the celebration of culture, spirit and place appropriate to its function.
The IWBI’s WELL Certification includes features under the Mind Concept that can be applied to home comfort and wellbeing.