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At Clarum, we believe your home should be comfortable, beautiful, easy to maintain – and above all, create a healthy environment for you and your family. And it makes sense: the average American spends 90% of their time indoors. Because of this, it’s key to pay attention to the health and sustainability factors of materials and construction practices when building your modern home.
Where a home’s materials are sourced from is important, as well as the manufacturing methods of the products. When our team at Clarum selects home building materials, we consider questions such as: are the materials harvested in a way that endangers species or threatens communities? Are they non-toxic for the occupants? Do they require large amounts of non-renewable energy to manufacture?
One of our values is to create healthy environments: we’re committed to building healthy homes that have superior indoor air quality, don’t use toxic contaminants, and are continuously-circulating fresh air. Read more about how healthy building materials are good for your health—and also, often good for the earth!
It’s an unfortunate fact that most construction today outputs chemicals and toxins that pollute indoor air quality and negatively impact short- and long-term health. Immediate effects of exposure to indoor pollutants include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), other health effects may show up either years after exposure has occurred or after long or repeated periods of exposure.
At Clarum Homes, we strive to transform the way custom homes are built. This means using ecologically-friendly and recycled materials, as well as environmentally-sensitive planning. Here are some of the features that make our passive homes healthy and sustainable:
As you can see, sustainable materials aren’t solely focused on saving our planet—they also present opportunities for healthy options for homeowners.
With this information in mind, it’s important to ask, “How do you ensure my home is healthy and eco-friendly?” when selecting your modern homebuilder.
While it may not be top-of-mind in your entire process, this truly is an important question. Because you are investing in a structure in which you (and your family) will be spending long periods of time, it’s critical that your environment is as healthy as possible.
If you want a healthy, eco-friendly home, make that clear from the moment you first interview a home builder. At Clarum, we eliminate toxic chemicals used in the building process by:
Our attention to these details means a home that has less dust, lower pollutants, and is more comfortable and healthier for you and your family.
One of the most important areas of your home to pay attention to when it comes to healthy materials is your flooring. Because it covers so much ground, your flooring has a significant impact on the health of your environment. Plus, many healthy flooring options are also sustainable and eco-friendly.
The flooring we use is non-toxic and environmentally responsible. It reduces your exposure to allergens, and involves minimal off-gassing. The result? Healthy floors, and superior air quality. Read about a few guilt-free flooring options below:
Investing in healthy materials today will pay off for you and the planet in the years to come. Ask your homebuilder about healthy materials and practices in the building process to get the conversation started!
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the sustainable home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069