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Codes & Solutions Homeowners Recognize the Health Benefits of High-Performance Homes

Add another selling point for new homes—homeowners consider them healthier than homes built before 2001, according to the Houzz 2014 Healthy Home Trends Study.

Houzz, an online platform for design and remodeling, surveyed 808 homeowners nationwide, asking them to rate the health of their homes when considering factors like air quality, comfort, pest control, and security.

What makes a house healthy? More than 60 percent of respondents rated their homes as healthy and more than half highlighted comfort; exposure to chemicals; exposure to germs; and security as factors very important to health and well-being. Read this article to find out more about the survey results.

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