Building Healthy Homes

In today’s world, the importance of maintaining a healthy home environment has become more evident than ever. One critical aspect of ensuring a healthy home environment is proper ventilation and condensation control. 

Ventilation is essential in maintaining good indoor air quality because it helps remove pollutants, such as dust, allergens, and toxic gases, from inside the house. Proper ventilation also helps control humidity levels and reduces the risk of mold growth. 

You’ve probably noticed as we get closer to winter, the windows are often covered in moisture when you first wake up in the morning. Condensation can also occur on walls, and other surfaces in the house. If not controlled, it can lead to the growth of mold, which can cause health problems.

Things you can do to help with ventilation are:

  • Opening windows and doors throughout the day
  • AC units/ heat pumps
  • Extractor fans
  • Good insulation

What good ventilation can do to your home to make it healthier

  • Good Indoor Air Quality: Proper ventilation ensures that fresh air circulates inside the house, which helps remove pollutants and other harmful substances from the air.
  • Prevents Mould Growth: Condensation can lead to the growth of mould, which can cause health problems. Proper ventilation and condensation control help reduce the risk of mould growth by controlling humidity levels and keeping surfaces dry.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Proper ventilation and condensation control can help improve energy efficiency in the home by reducing the need for heating and air conditioning. A well-ventilated home is also less prone to moisture-related problems, such as rotting wood and rusting metal.
  • Health Benefits: Good indoor air quality and reduced mould growth can lead to improved health for the occupants of the house. Proper ventilation and condensation control can help reduce the risk of respiratory problems, such as asthma and allergies.

When it comes to building your home, Green Homes want to make sure that it is a safe and healthy place for you and your family. Being the only residential builder in New Zealand who is ISO 50001 compliant for energy management, you can rest assured we only use the highest quality materials for a healthy and comfortable home. Every home that we build, it is just built better with more efficiencies and benefits for you and your family, for a similar cost to a standard design.


We don’t make you pay more for energy efficiency and sustainability – That’s the Green Homes New Zealand promise.