20 Jun '11, 1pm

Fox News says Green buildings are hazardous to your health; For once, they are fair and balanced.

Fox News says Green buildings are hazardous to your health; For once, they are fair and balanced.

"Even with the best intentions, indoor environmental quality issues may emerge with interventions that have not been sufficiently well screened for their effects on occupant safety and health," the report said. To save costs and cut down on emissions, building owners typically find ways to seal off potential leaks and conserve energy. But in "weatherizing" the buildings, they also change the indoor environment. By making buildings more airtight, building owners could increase "indoor-air contaminant concentrations and indoor-air humidity," the report said. By adding insulation, they could trigger moisture problems. The fact of the matter is, we have been saying this for years on TreeHugger. In America, "green" means "saves energy". But how many energy efficient homes have heat recovery ventilators? How many homeowners know how to use them? How many houses are filled with f...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/fox-news-headline...

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