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Borax - an alternative to chemicalsBorax is a viable alternative to certain complex chemical compounds in the home.
Code for Sustainable HomesA healthy house must exist within its environment.
A Pattern Language - Towns Buildings ConstructionRather grandly, this book claims to be a working document for ‘a new traditional post-industrial architecture’.
Passive Solar HeatingThrough effective passive solar design we can harness the power of the sun in heating our healthy house whilst protecting inhabitants from excess heat.
Ecohouse - 3rd EditionSue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes, Stephanie Thomas ~ 2007, Architectural Press.
Clay Based Paint ~ A Healthy AlternativeA healthy alternative to traditional paints are clayed based paints.
Comments on Healthy House
On Clay Based Paint ~ A Healthy Alternative by Ramona Flick on September 30th, 2010
its has a beautiful livinq quality, my daughter has used this.
On Heating & Cooling by healthyhouse on September 15th, 2010
Not an expert, but I'd have thought a radiant heat source (such as underfloor heating) would be far better for your health than forced heat.
On Heating & Cooling by Diana on September 10th, 2010
Our 105 year old house has forced air heat, and I have allergy related asthma.
On Limit Mould Growth by Alexander on August 31st, 2009
not only Mould spores can be harmful to the health, but also gaseous metabolites, which are called MVOC (microbial volatile organic compounds) can have a toxic effect.
On Visitor Feedback by David on March 16th, 2009
excellent blog! I love some of the ideas you share to healthier sustainable living.
This site explores the key factors to be considered when designing a healthy house.
What is a healthy house?
A healthy house is one that provides a healthy environment for its inhabitants.
How do I ensure that my house is healthy?
- Remove or minimise the presence of pollutants.
- Promote healthy conditions.
Consideration of the impact that the environment we live in has on our health is perhaps surprisingly something that has minimal time spent on it. The aim of this site is to encourage such consideration…
Please use the links to the right of this page to start your journey.
You will notice as you work through the healthy house concepts described on this site that there are many overlaps and cross-pollination between these concepts those associated with green and sustainable building.
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