News Analysis

Breathing Easy in LEED Housing

Research design

Researchers gathered data from a sample of low-income residents who had experienced asthma symptoms and who were moving to Melrose Commons V, a LEED Platinum affordable housing development in the South Bronx. The residents received green cleaning products upon move-in and later learned how to avoid asthma triggers through a health education program. The education included advice about removing carpets from bedrooms, cleaning frequently, and using bed linens designed to prevent exposure to dust mites.

Published June 27, 2013

Pearson, C. (2013, June 27). Breathing Easy in LEED Housing. Retrieved from