WITH REFERENCE to your cover story on green homes ( GreenCard Holders, 11 September), there are many things that can be implemented. Solar panels on the roof should be laid. Most of the building materials should be sourced locally to cut down on the carbon footprint and gas emissions. Further, one should minimise unhealthy VOC paints, primers and finishes on fixtures and wood. Also, the floor tiles should be easy to clean and no carpets should be laid as the dust under the carpet is the cause of dust allergies. And one should make it a point to minimise the use of adhesives.
— JAYANTHY SUBRAMANIAM, Mumbai