Can the design of your home actually improve your health and lengthen your life?
We spend more time in our homes than in any other setting, and the people we most love and care about surround us. Unfortunately, many homes are sick homes – filled with toxic chemicals, poor air quality and improper ventilation. Individuals and families are often unaware of how much their homes are affecting their health and well being- whether its allergies or asthma or disrupted sleep patterns.
Besides being a “Sustainable” or Green Builder, Home Beach Designs has signed on to what we feel is the latest and highest standard of building. The WELL Building Standard®
The WELL Building Standard® addresses air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind; and works in alignment with LEED, the Living Building Challenge, and other global green building systems. The WELL Building Standard® is grounded in medical research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and the health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. An on-site post-occupancy performance audit is required for WELL Certification™, and re-auditing every three years is required to maintain certification. Developed through consultation with leading medical and building industry practitioners, the WELL Building Standard® is currently in pilot.