Green building principles can greatly enhance our quality of life. They also aim to improve the lives of our neighbors and to better the planet itself. Since this website is focusing attention mainly on indoor air quality issues we will not attempt to cover the entire scope of the green revolution. But here are some of the goals involved in building green:
Good planning is key to improving IAQ. What building materials will you be using? Choose materials with little or no toxic emissions can greatly improve the quality of the air in your home.
What are your choices as to mechanical systems that will move, clean, heat and cool the air in your home? Installation of systems that thoroughly filter and ventilate air properly are essential.
Another consideration are natural pollutants, such as radon, and how they will be dealt with.
Even choosing green cleaning products can improve the air in your home.