HOME HEALTH IS BIG

Why It Matters

According to Homes for Health, the average person spends 65% of their entire life inside of their home. Every action in the home – cooking a meal, taking a shower, doing your laundry – directly affects the chemicals, moisture, and element balance in your home. Humans are surrounded and affected by the air we breathe, the surfaces we touch, and the environment around us. The basis of Home Health is taking all of these fundamentals into account and using that knowledge to then build a home that keeps your family healthy.

By using data driven building science, Sutter Homes builds healthy homes.

Understanding Home Health Basics - It Starts Here

To help you understand the gravity of your home’s affects on your health, Sutter Homes has gathered some of the best resources to help explain and educate.  Explore videos, testimonials, chemical experiments, podcats, and data driven building science here to start learning about each factor of your home and your health.

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For Health's 9 Foundations

For Health has developed the 9 Foundations of  Healthy Building as shown in the graphic below. Each of these foundations have a direct correlation to the health of a building – whether it be your home or your office. Many of these factors (like ventilation, air quailty, moisture, etc.) are directly tackled and managed by third-party certifications that Sutter Homes adheres to.

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Podcast: Safe, Healthy, and Tested

A podcast interviewing “BPI CEO Larry Zarker about his passions: helping contractors, building homes that stop sending you to the emergency room, and how to infiltrate the health insurance industry to help make all that happen.”

Homes For Health Demo

Visit Homes For Health and explore this demo to learn about all the ways you can start having a healthier home. From your kitchen, bathroom, living room, to your basement, there’s always ways to improve.

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36 Tips for Making Your Home a Healthier Home

Homes for Health has developed 36 expert tips for how to make your home a healthier home. If you’re interested in taking steps to home health, download the PDF below.

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SCIENCE AND HOMES: A VITAL CORRELATION

Introducing The HOMEChem Experiment

HOMEChem: House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry. According to HOMEChem, people in the United States spend about 90% of their time indoors, including buildings and vehicles. This experiment, taken place in June of 2018, was intended to identify the most important aspects of chemistry that control the indoor environment.

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Science and Data

The HOMEChem Experiment worked to gather data about the chemistry of the indoor environment. By understanding the science of the indoors, the construction field can begin to adopt more ways to build healthier homes. Sutter Homes stays at the forefront of this movement by using data-driven science, cutting-edge technology, and constantly re-educating based on the latest science.

Want to learn more?

For those of you who are into the science side of things, this was made for you. Head to The HOMEChem Experiment headquarters to learn all the details of their experiment, watch their progress, and view the experiment’s outcomes.

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Podcast: What the heck is HOMEChem?

From The Building Science Podcast, learn more about HOMEChem basics and how Indoor Air Quality is becoming a pillar of healthy homes.

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We are extremely pleased with our custom-built home by Sutter Homes. First and foremost, the energy efficiency of the home is exceptional. Last LPEA bill was $13.80 and the Atmos gas bill was $28. The Zehnder ComfoAir for air exchange works beautifully and makes for a very comfortable inside environment. At first there was a problem with condensation, which was remedied with an additional insulation sleeve. Our builder promptly took care of that issue. All in all, Mike was very accomodating in assisting us with changes and modifications in design and materials. We highly recommend Sutter Homes if you're looking for a quality home built with today's energy efficiency in mind.- Sandy F.
The first time I met Mike was at the job site of our future home that he built. It was very apparent to me that this construction was very different, and he proceeded to give me some information on his unique approach to energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction living. I spent the next day on the internet and became convinced that the SHC vision was what my wife and I wanted. I have never lived in a house that did not have hot/cold zones but have been very pleased how the Zehnder ERV system “evens out” the “climate” in our house. In combination with the air filtration with this system and the use of zone based mini-splits, my wife and I are very happy with this very different experience as compared to our hydronic base board heating system from our former house. We regard ourselves as earth-friendly, and our current house from SHC fits our perspective—the fact that our utility bills are nearly non-existent doesn’t hurt either! We have taken our lot to a xeriscape point and would add this to the environmental reduction impact that appeals to us. Love the instant hot water!!- Gary S.
We love our home. We knew we wanted a builder that would be intentional and smart in the design, as well as make it beautiful. All the small details - the window quality, the insulation, the air filtration system, the layout - all of it added up, and now we have a home that will require very little maintenance over the years and has very low utility bills. Such a house made it possible for us to live in this beautiful city. Thanks for making that happen Sutter Homes!!- Summer
When Sutter Homes Co declares their homes being Net Zero, they really are. Their HERS ratings back up their claims. We were far more impressed with this home that exceeded any of our expectations.- Gary & Lorie S.
Zindher air filtration system replaces the homes air several times hourly with outside air, geothermally preheated and filtered through a HEPA filter to remove outside contaminants. Indoor air is maintained fresh and completely free of Radon buildup. If you have severe allergies or asthma this system would be tough to beat. The home has been built to exceed building construction requirements for many years to come.- Doug C.
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