More and more emphasis is being placed on health these days and this is even being seen in the design of new buildings. Designers today are looking to create buildings that encourage environmental sustainability and that encourage more physical activity.
They make use of a tool known as ‘health impact assessment’, in order to come up with a new design that is sustainable and that is a lot healthier for occupants.
Part of the process is to ensure that the latest advances in terms of environmentally responsible materials are incorporated and that power supply draws primarily on natural sources such as solar power or geothermal sources.
More and more emphasis is being placed on encouraging people to use the stairs and also to get them outside with well-appointed gardens.
Health Impact Assessments are not New
These assessments have been conducted globally for several years but the impact has never been as widespread as now. They generally consist of a series of six steps in order to identify and counter a project’s possible health impacts.
What this Means for you
As a private person, the fact that public buildings are being built with health in mind may not seem like a big deal but the principles can also be brought to bear in the private sector.
For example, let’s say your children have asthma; your home should have a limited amount of carpeting, air filters and even the garden should be looked at to reduce the amount of allergens in the air.
What can you do?
Even if you cannot build your home from scratch, you can still make it healthier for you and your family. That’s where Brisbane Building & Pest Inspection Services come in.
They have a well-trained team that can conduct experienced building and pest inspections. The inspectors will check through your house thoroughly and help you to nail down potential health hazards such as mould and vermin.
They will also give advice on making your home more efficient in terms of keeping out unwanted visitors and peace of mind in making sure that your home is structurally safe.
For a professional opinion on how to make your home safer, call in Building & Pest Inspection Services today. Stay with the professionals with the experience and technology to properly inspect your home – only the best is good enough when it comes to your family’s health and safety.