Do you want a healthy or unhealthy home? That should be the real question when we talk about sustainable construction. After all, sustainable homes have a positive effect on people and the environment, both physically and mentally, but that is still too often forgotten in the debate. 

Insulating and building your home with biobased material ensures a much healthier, vapor-open indoor climate and less need for air conditioning and heating. Plants in your home purify the air better than a ventilation system. The right plants in your garden clean the soil, retain water and provide food, love and peace. In addition, the processing of biobased materials has no harmful impact on the health of the builders themselves.

Health of materials and methods
Sustainable materials are healthy materials. They retain CO2, are moisture regulating, purify water or air, allow a house to breathe and have unique other properties per material. We should also mention the positive and negative effects on people and nature with each building material so that consumers can see how big the difference is between biobased and traditional materials.

Health of builders and residents
Building with sustainable materials is many times less toxic than with traditional building materials and therefore much healthier for the builders themselves. In addition, it has often been shown that houses that are built and / or insulated with sustainable materials have a much healthier indoor climate than traditional homes.

Several studies have also shown that the daily appearance of green alone does a person incredibly well. Biophilic architecture responds very much to this. In a biophilic environment, the natural intuition of humans is activated. People are more alert, more at ease, experience less stress and function better. Well-being increases, one can concentrate better and is therefore more productive.

Health of cities and nature
If we start building differently, we can create cities that ensure better air quality, less drought, less flooding and extensive biodiversity. Also known as healthy cities.

Read below stories and examples that highlight the effects of sustainable materials and methods on the health of builders and residents.