Evergreen, CO (PRWEB) April 20, 2010
Several new studies indicate health issues are improving among workers and home owners in green built buildings.
In the study, Analysis of Performance of Students in of Daylit Schools by Michael H. Nicklas and Gary B. Bailey of Innovative Design, elementary and middle school student performance was evaluated with natural daylighting. The study concluded students who attended daylit schools performed at an increase of 5 to 14% above those who attended non-daylit schools.
It is estimated people spend 90% of their time indoors. The Cost and Financial Benefits of Green Building, A Report to California’s Sustainable Building Task Force, principal author Greg Kats, Capital E, indicated increased ventilation, temperature control, lighting control, and daylighting have positively and significantly correlated to increased productivity. These qualities have also been suggested to reduce stress and thereby increase longer life.
“Evergreen, Colorado is a unique area that warrants health and well-being,” stated Don Bain, developer of Ohtama At Evergreen. “Green built homes in Evergreen are becoming more popular because people here want a higher quality of life.”
These studies also indicate that acute respiratory illness can be decreased by 9% to 20% in buildings with higher ventilation rates. Allergy and asthma cases improved 8% to 25% in green built buildings.
“We have encouraged our new custom home buyers to build green,” Mack and Andi Durbin, Broker/Owners of Rooftop Realty, exclusive marketing agents for Ohtama said in an interview. “Health is just another reason for our new custom home owners to hire an experienced green builder.”
John Kurowski of Kurowski Development Co. has been building green and sustainable homes since 1974. John has been familiar with Ohtama At Evergreen Subdivision since its inception and has an appreciation for the beauty and surroundings. He uses the materials needed to make your home energy efficient and your life healthier.
About Rooftop Realty:
Broker/owners Mack and Andi Durbin have been real estate agents for over 30 years in the Denver metro area and have been involved with the development of Ohtama from the beginning. They manage a full service brokerage experienced in both residential and commercial transactions.
Mack and Andi Durbin