Interconnecting Home and Health: A New Era of Housing
By Homz | February 17, 2023
A healthy home environment is crucial for our overall well-being. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that many people are worried about the negative impact of their homes on their health.
The truth is our current housing options don’t meet the demands of modern life. Many existing homes are not sustainable, lack attainable housing elements, and don’t address the changing needs of today’s work culture. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the weaknesses of our housing and emphasized the need to rethink home building and living.
What can be done to address these shortcomings?
We need to start by reimagining our communities of tomorrow. We need to focus on housing solutions that are not only affordable but also sustainable and healthy. The following aspects need to be considered:
With the rise of remote work, it’s essential to consider how homes can accommodate both living and working spaces. This means incorporating flexible and multi-functional design elements, like home offices or dedicated workspaces, to support a healthy work-life balance.
- Sustainable housing design:
Homes should be designed with sustainable materials and elements that reduce their environmental impact and are safe for our health.
- Advanced Technology:
Advanced technology must be used to monitor and control indoor air quality, temperature, and lighting. This helps to create a healthier indoor environment and reduces exposure to harmful pollutants.
- Promote Physical Activity:
This can be done by creating gyms, parks and other outdoor spaces for exercise and recreation.
- Access to Green Spaces:
Modern houses need to provide access to fresh air, plenty of green spaces and natural light to promote holistic well-being.
HOMZ’s New Vision for Modern Communities
HOMZ,a national housing company,is taking a step towards addressing the shortcomings in our current built environment by creating 50+ sustainable communities across the United States. Our multifamily housing communities feature modern facilities that cater to our modern lifestyle demands.