A Green Home Must Also Be A Well Ventilated Home

October 15, 2009

molidorcustombuildersA ‘green home’ may not conjure up thoughts of a ‘healthy home’ but indoor air quality is a major factor in achieving energy efficiency.  Buying and building an energy efficient green home requires putting the ‘V’ back in HVAC.  This is a major concern of Tom Molidor, president of Clarendon-based Molidor Custom Builders of suburban Chicago.

“Because today’s new construction residences, particularly green homes, are so well caulked, fitted and insulated, they can trap and recycle toxins in our indoor air, preventing homeowners from having good indoor air quality,” said Molidor. “New homes that don’t ‘breathe’ well can have adverse health effects on their occupants, chiefly those with respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies, which one in four Americans now suffer from.”

Molidor Custom Builders know that to build a ‘healthy home,’ the mechanical system must be designed to allow for proper air exchange of fresh outdoor air many times a day of the entire home.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), poor air quality is listed as the forth largest environmental threat to our country with common organic pollutants up to five times higher level inside homes than outside.   Add to that the nature of Chicago real estate in the cold winter months, people tend to spend most of their time in doors with little to no outside ventilation and in turn, tend to have more health issues.

Tom Molidor also is keenly aware when building Chicago green homes of using low VOC (Volitile Organic Compounds) adhesives, paints, lacquers and other building materials which are of course, abundant in a new home.  He’s learned to be conscious of customer sensitivities to allergens because his own wife developed such a sensitivity after they became married.  Energy efficiency, green building and healthy air quality are one in the same for Molidor Custom Builders.

Molidor Custom Builders will build a new residence—including a healthy home—on any chosen lot throughout the city or suburbs. Its architects on staff can create a completely unique design from scratch, or the firm can build to suit any outside floorplan you present. For those interested in modernizing their existing home, Molidor Custom Builders is also a full-service remodeling firm. For more information, call (630) 789-1500 or visit www.molidorbldr.com.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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