Older people's health in a warmer Stockholm

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Sustainable construction

Eco-friendly construction can help to create a better outdoor environment and it can also help to build a healthier indoor environment. Conventional building materials and methods have been linked to a wide range of health problems. Chemical pollutants from paints, solvents, plastics and composite timbers, along with biological pollutants such as dust mites and moulds are known to cause symptoms such as asthma, headaches, depression, eczema etc. Green buildings eliminate these problems through good ventilation design, breathable walls, and the use of natural, non-toxic products and materials.
In one example; Insulation is one of the most important thing that you need to consider while building a green home. Heating and cooling consume 50% of your home’s energy consumption. Air leaks such as around windows, door and duct work is responsible for building’s heat loss. Proper insulation will not only reduce your energy consumption but will bring down your electricity bills substantially.
In other example of sustainable products are incorporate in building, combined with the concepts of passive solar construction. One of the most important design elements in sustainable buildings are passive solar construction.
Passive solar homes feature smart design considerations that can dramatically decrease the need for active energy heating and cooling systems. Passive solar homes feature large south-facing windows that let in a wealth of sunlight in wintertime and help warm up a space. With the proper calculations and other considerations, direct sunlight is prevented from entering in summertime, keeping a room cool and comfortable. Effectively, passive solar homes stay cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter with lesser need for air conditioning and heating.

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