Research Shows Need For Increased Awareness About Healthy Buildings

Washington, DC, July 23, 2014—According to a recent survey conducted by McGraw Hill, 63% of consumers believe that products/practices they use in their homes affect their health. Yet for more homeowners energy savings (79%) and aesthetics (65%) are a higher priority than health related (59%) design factors when constructing or remodeling their home.

The study went on to reveal that architects and designers (63%) put more emphasis on health related design decisions than home owners do (59%).

"The research in this report shows that interior designers and architects are leading other players in the focus they are putting on health in their work planned over the next few years," says Harvey Bernstein, VP with McGraw Hill Construction.

According to Randy Fiser, EVP with ASID, "This research indicates that designers and architects can encourage the adoption of healthy design practices and products by making the benefits clear and measureable to building owners."

"The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings" study and report was produced by McGraw Hill Construction in partnership with the American Institute of Architects and American Society of Interior Designers.



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