Yestermorrow Design/Build School

The relationship between good housing and good health is an often overlooked aspect of the sustainability movement. But a home cannot be sustainable if it contributes to the ill-health of its inhabitants. This workshop is a comprehensive and holistic exercise that prepares participants to site, design, build and operate a healthy home, or to inspect and remediate problem situations in already existing homes. We will explore both conventional and unconventional perspectives enabling you to create healthy, supportive and productive environments, free from allergens, toxins, and hazards that can cause everything from asthma to learning disabilities to cancer. Myths and misconceptions will be replaced with prudent avoidance and healing design. The program is for people who have environmental health concerns (or want to avoid them), as well as for design and building professionals striving to create holistically green structures.