Residential Products Online Features an Interview with ASL about Healthy Homes
Residential Products Online journalist Layne Deakins talks to Dr. John McKeon CEO and Dave Morrissey CIO about taking a whole-house approach to healthy homes and residential health standards through the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program and user-friendly product database. From HVAC systems and insulation behind the scenes to safe and stylish bedding and paint options, Allergy Standards, she says, is forging a path toward healthy living by giving homeowners reliable alternatives and peace of mind post-pandemic. She points out that roughly 40 percent of all asthma episodes in the U.S. are caused by housing-based triggers, amounting to a staggering $5 billion lost annually in preventable medical costs, according to the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative.
When asked ‘What are some of the major consumer trends that you’ve noticed post-COVID? What are homeowners most concerned about?’ John replies:
I think COVID has made the invisible visible, making more people take health and wellness seriously when designing their homes. The pandemic has made everyone far more aware of how their home environment can make them sick. I think that you’re much more likely to have healthy buildings and an emphasis on healthy living. Price will become less of an issue and quality will move to the forefront.
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