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“A growing body of evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.” – United States Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA)

​All sorts of pollutants are present in almost every home, and, along with excess humidity, can create air quality issues, which result in serious health problems. Today, Americans spend around ninety percent of their time indoors. Indoor air can to be up to twelve times more polluted than outdoor air. Different pollutants exist in different levels in different homes. Examples include carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, radon gas, and particulates such as mold and tobacco smoke. Other common indoor pollutant types include volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), heating and cooking, aerosol fluorocarbons, viral and bacterial organisms, pet dander, dust, and human activities.

​And just recently, due to high energy costs and better building materials, homeowners and builders are able to stop the small air leaks around doors, windows, plumbing and even light switch plates. Unfortunately, this reduction of outside air entering the structure can lead to problems with indoor air quality. In tight homes, human activities such as taking showers and baths, drying clothes, washing dishes, and cooking raises the relative humidity to unacceptable levels. When this warm, moist air comes in contact with cool surfaces, moisture condenses on the surface. This condensation can happen on windows, doors, floors and even inside walls. These constantly wet conditions cause structural damage and associated problems with rot, mildew, scale, and mold on the inside of a home.

​Outdoor air is the purifier we all depend upon. It is vital to our health. Sickness, doctor visits, medications, and hospital stays are greatly reduced by breathing fresh, clean air in our homes. The value of being healthy …simply cannot be underestimated. 

​​Eco safeguards start from siting to design, construction, operation, and maintenance. This requires close cooperation of the design team, architects, and engineers at all stages. This practice expands and complements the traditional building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Sustainability is the capacity for a high-performance home to endure. A high performance home that endures takes advantage of energy efficiency, and environmentally friendly building products …products that substantially reduce maintenance costs year after year.

​​Another important Eco safeguard is the reduction or elimination of a home’s monthly utilities. However, this is much easier done when building a new E3D Home. The structural, civil, electrical, solar, and mechanical engineering designs are state-of-the-art …and have been well studied. E3D’s designs far surpass existing building standards and energy codes. An E3D Home is constructed for maximum sustainability, and to be comfortably occupied for over one hundred years. As you will see, an E3D Home is considered one of the best, if not the best, home values in America.