Refresh Your Super Surroundings

(CREATE A HEALTHY HOME)

A healthy home helps support our kids' health and well-being and lowers lifelong health risks. This can include increasing natural lighting, improving indoor air quality, and using safer products.

WHAT

The places we live, play, learn, heal, and work are intimately tied to our health and well-being. Think about it. Do you feel better in a dark, damp basement or a room with big windows and plenty of sunshine? Have you ever choked up a bit from a strong odor? A growing body of research has been finding links between the built environment (and the products we use in them) and our health and well-being. While there’s little you can do in public spaces, there are many easy steps you can take to create a healthy home.


Joseph, Anjali. The impact of light on outcomes in healthcare settings. Center for Health Design, 2006.

The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity, published by McGraw Hill Construction (2014) in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, 2014. http://www.aia.org/aiaucmp/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab104164.pdf