The “healthy” concept has become a fundamental part of our Lives. And the “healthy” has become fashionable.
The food we prepare at home has to be healthy, we walk, we run and we do sport because it is to lead a healthier life, we buy cosmetics and makeupmade with healthy components, the clothes are made with eco materials and very healthys… and of course, I couldn’t miss living in a home that will be based on a healthy lifestyle. That’s why, today on the blog, we’re going to talk about healthy buildings.
What are buildings like Healthy?
A healthy building is designed to contribute positively to the health of the people who live in it and for its position to also benefit the environment where it is built. For this reason, we must think as much about the materials that we are going to use, as well as the distribution, design and furniture of the different spaces.
It is very important that the quality of the house is the ideal one, so they are built with materials that do not allow noises (noise pollution), that do not let in the contaminated air from the outside, such as the gases that the vehicles give.
tea you’ve ever raised what a healthy home should look like so much for those who live in it as for the environment?
What are the healthy buildings?
According to Harvard University’s Department of Public Health for a healthy building, it has to meet some characteristics.
As mentioned above, the air quality in a home is essential. First of all, we have to make sure nothing gets in from the outside, how? using the materials needed to protect the space from external aggression. On top of that, another factor we should not forget is furniture. It is important to furnish the home with materials that have low emission of volatile organic compounds.
Or what is the same, thermal comfort,make sure that the degree of temperature we have in the home is constant throughout the year. In addition to the temperature, we also have to make sure the humidity level. It is important that the house is maintained with humidity levels of between 30-60% so that it does not smell.
In addition it is important that we prevent moisture from forming during and after the the process of building healthy buildings.
Establish suitable items to ventilate the home and control the entry of odors, chemical emissions, emissions of volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide street… and finally get quality in the home environment.
Isolate home from noise pollution, just as we do with the quality of the air, but using materials that insulate the home from outside noise.
paraca buildings are healthy, water quality is also a factor Important. How can we ensure that the water quality is right? Installing water treatment plants to make their condition perfect.
Natural light in healthy buildings
When building healthy buildings it is very important that they have many windows, since it is a way for natural light to enter and that in most of the day we can take advantage of that light and thus avoid turning on the house lights. In case of having to turn on the lights, it is important to use energy efficient lights or LED lights.
To further control this, you can always install home automationsystems, this way the lights will turn on at the time you have programmed it.
Dusts and pests
Avoid or limit the use of chemicals or the use of pesticides within houses if there is no further ventilation and cleaning.
Is very important to clean to prevent the accumulation of dust and dirt. Of this way, we also avoid possible bug pests.
Safety in healthy buildings
Finally, for the buildings to be healthy we must not forget the safety of the buildings. You have to create an action plan to use them in case of emergency such as a fire.
If you found this post interesting, you’re sure to like reading about sustainable construction. Do you know what characteristics a sustainable material has? Or what advantages does living in a sustainable building have?
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