Tahoe Quarterly: Air Care - How to battle indoor polution in eco-friendly homes

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The US Green Building Council expects the demand for green homes to continue to rise, and contractors in Tahoe—such as Robert Heller at Heller Construction and Kevin Hanna of Greenwood Homes—say, ‘bring it on.’ Environmentally friendly houses have many benefits, among them a 30 to 50 percent reduction in energy use, 35 percent reduction of carbon emissions, 40 percent reduction in water use and 70 percent reduction in solid waste compared to a typical home. But, despite the obvious benefits, green building can have a downside. With well-sealed homes, indoor air can become stale, stagnant, and without proper precautions, toxic.

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