It's known that plants clean water and air, thanks to revelatory studies by NASA. We are in a symbiotic relationship with nature. We strive to preserve wetlands because they are the planet's filtration systems. Thus biophilic design is essential in the built environment and HVAC systems.
The healthy homes of the future will be living homes, interwoven new technologies fostered by Machine Learning and the Internet of Things. They'll be energy-smart spaces with automated lighting, air and water purification and water-wise landscaping - both indoors and out. Sustainability starts at home.
Protecting our watersheds from pollution is an epic challenge of our time. Storm water runoff plagues our struggles for clean water. Green tools such as rain barrels and rain gardens help manage stormwater and facilitate the health of rivers and streams.