Healthy Home Design

Fort Collins, CO

When your home needs to be a safe haven from the toxic world we live in, it takes is a committed team focused on the client’s needs, and extensive research & preconstruction planning to build the project free from chemicals & toxins. Every aspect of the Miscio Residence was discussed and designed to be as free as possible from chemicals & irritants and safe for their family. The team used a guide the book, ‘Prescriptions for a Healthy House’ by Paula Baker Laporte, which outlined the projects roadmap to success. Read the complete ‘Healthy House’ story here.

Designed by Aubrey Carson w/ Carson Design Studio

Construction & Finish Overview

  • Exterior grade plywood & traditional wood framing members for all walls & floor systems ~ no engineered OSB or LVL’s in the structure to eliminate urea formaldehyde
  • Water based adhesives, finishes & glues
  • No / low VOC paints, stains & grouting materials
  • NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde) for all cabinets & shelving
  • Metal based / non-asphalt roofing
  • Formaldehyde free insulation
  • Pre-finished hardwood with water based sealer
  • Radiant in-floor hydronic heat
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) for fresh air exchange
  • HEPA filtration
  • Mini-splits for air conditioning
  • Electrical design to minimize electromagnetic fields
  • Whole house water filtration system
  • Retarders & accelerants were eliminated from the foundation concrete