Why are green homes healthier homes?

Going green is good for you! Every year the cost to European societies of the illnesses caused by unhealthy buildings is €82 billion, so action is needed to address both health and climate. And it’s not hard.

  • Natural light makes spaces healthier and cuts down on energy use. It reduces mould growth, improves sleep and boosts access to vitamin D.
  • We breathe around 11,000 litres of air a day, so quality matters. Using green materials, like carpets and paints with fewer toxins and chemicals, can really improve indoor air quality.
  • House plants remove toxins from the atmosphere, improve productivity and reduce stress. Whichever way you look at it, green is the healthiest colour.

Learn more about the health and wellbeing benefits of green buildings through our Better Places for People project research.