While many people are already aware of the hidden toxins in a home, mostdon’t realize the dangerous effects of a home built with toxic materials. Building an eco-friendly home will not only benefit your buyers but also create a safe and productive environment for your team.
People nowadays prefer investing in a healthy home environment because it offers them value for a lifetime and ensures the safety of their family. Here are a few simple ways to create a non-toxic home:
Use Non-toxic Building Materials
Due to the increased environmental considerations, you can find plenty of options for non-toxic building materials. Traditional adhesives, paints, flooring, walls, etc., contain toxic compounds and VOCs that are detrimental to the environment and people’s health.
Refrain from materials like vinyl, engineered wood, surface coatings, and spray foam for insulation because they are filled with harmful chemicals. Use non-combustible, chemical-free, and environmentally friendly products to build a non-toxic home.
Many homeowners have stopped using traditional carpeting and for a good reason. Carpets have multiple health hazards and accumulate allergens, dust and debris in the house. Moreover, these require frequent replacement,leading to waste and environmental degradation. Make sure you avoid carpeting while creating a home design to keep it free from toxins.
Improve the Air Quality
There are multiple ways to improve the air quality of a home. Add large windows with efficient ventilation systems that help eliminate contaminated air and toxins so people can breathe fresh air.
However, for rainy days or extreme weather conditions when people can’t open their windows, they should opt for air purifiers. These devices will clear moisture, bacteria and pollutants from home and offer clean air to the homeowners.
Build Homes on Slits
These days many Eco-friendly builders are constructing homes on silts, so they are above the ground. This helps in preventing water damage, and you can insulate the home without using toxic foam.
As mentioned, conventional fiberglass or other insulation materials are quite toxic and have more chances of mold build-up. With green insulation, you not only get durability but also use sustainable products in the walls, floors or ceilings. It offers the same performance as other insulation methods and reduces the heating and cooling needs.
Here are some materials used for green insulation:
- Rigid Polystyrene
- Sheep’s Wool
If you want to learn more about building green homes to reduce your carbon footprint, join us. At GH Builders, we are looking for talented builders across the US who want to green homes and dominate this industry with us.
Our team of green contractors is certified by ISO, and they help you at every phase of the construction, from selecting eco-friendly building materials to adopting green construction practices. We also offer the resources and training needed to achieve the best results.