ACCORDINGTO THE WHO
What makes a
healthy home environment?
According to World Health Organisation (WHO) Healthy housing is shelter that supports a state of complete physical, mental & social well-being.
Innovhousing adheres to the 10 Commandments of a Healthy Home published by the World Health Organisation, and creates performative housing that focuses on the inhabitants’ well-being.
Housing conditions can and should support good health.
But what makes a healthy home environment?
These commandments provide a framework for describing the critical components of a healthy home.
House Health Certification
FROM THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A HEALTHY HOME FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
Dry: Damp houses provide a nurturing environment for mites, roaches, rodents, and molds, all of which are associated with asthma.
Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations and exposure to contaminants.
Pest-Free: Recent studies show a causal relationship between exposure to mice and cockroaches and asthma episodes in children; yet inappropriate treatment for pest infestations can exacerbate health problems, since pesticide residues in homes pose risks for neurological damage and cancer.
Ventilated: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health.
Safe: The majority of injuries among children occur in the home. Falls are the most frequent cause of residential injuries to children, followed by injuries from objects in the home, burns, and poisonings.
Contaminant-Free: Chemical exposures include lead, radon, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, PFAS, and environmental tobacco smoke. Exposures to asbestos particles, radon gas, carbon monoxide, and secondhand tobacco smoke are far higher indoors than outside.
Maintained: Poorly maintained homes are at risk for moisture and pest problems. Deteriorated lead-based paint in older housing is the primary cause of lead poisoning.
Thermally Controlled: Tenants and homeowners are at risk for various health problems related to prolonged exposure to excessive heat or cold when their homes do not maintain adequate temperatures.
Accessible: Modifications are often necessary in order for occupants to move safely in their homes. New homes should be designed for the accessibility of all possible occupants, regardless of their age or mobility.
Reliable: To perform a healthy home, we must implement all six points described. Through the Passive House technology, IH provides the reliability that each element indicated above will be made and delivered to clients.
We are opening a new chapter in the luxury residential market combining
elegance and lightness with performance.
Innovhousing promotes and sets up the best possible housing concept in South Africa by boosting sustainable beauty and performative comfort.
We look forward to realising your dream home.