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November/December 2007
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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November 05, 2007
We all need somewhere to live, work, and play. Buildings are an integral part of our lives, so much so that the average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors. Unfortunately, however, buildings are responsible for consuming 70% of the nation’s electricity, and according to EPA, indoor air quality (IAQ) is on average 5–10 times worse than outdoor air quality. If we think of home as a sanctuary, we also need to think about the ways in which our homes affect the environment and our health.

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