Sign Our Smart Renter And Buyer Pledge


“Before I rent or buy, I pledge to be a smart decision maker by adding these three criteria to my assessment of an apartment or house (Does it deliver a steady supply of fresh air? How well will it reduce noise and prevent loud noises from disturbing my sleep? How much it will cost to heat and cool every year?).”


Why is this pledge important? 

  1. Because uninterrupted sleep, a continuous supply of fresh air, and the ability to save money (by lowering heating and repair costs) can contribute significantly to your health and wellbeing. So it’s important that we look for homes and apartments that score high in each of these three categories

  2. Because looking at each of these criteria will help you make more informed renting or buying decisions. This decision will have a big impact on you and your family. So it’s important to make the best one possible. 

  3. Because loud noises at night can interrupt your sleep and increase your chances of serious health problems. And exposure to pollution in our homes (The air inside the typical home is 2 to 5 times worse than the air outside!) can worsen the symptoms of asthma and increase your chances of respiratory disease. 

  4. Because there are buildings that score high in each of these three categories and the more of us there are that sign this pledge, the easier it will be for builders to give us all homes and apartments that are quiet, healthy and require fewer out of pocket costs.  

Do you already use these criteria when looking at an apartment or house? Please sign the pledge anyway! The more people who sign the pledge, the easier it will be to convince others to make good rental and buying decisions! 

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Thank you for joining others around the country who are thinking more about the role buildings play in their lives and the lives of their children!