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Environmental consulting for your home, office and workplace.

Looking for healthy building & home inspectors with expertise in indoor air quality, indoor environmental services, and environmental analysis? Call 415-785-7986 or get a free quote today.

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Healthy Building Science combines building science with environmental science to offer expert industrial hygiene services for commercial, residential (single family home and multifamily), industrial, medical, laboratory, manufacturing and institutional buildings. If you’re looking for building & home inspectors who specialize in environmental health assessments  you have come to the right place.

We are a one-stop-shop for all your environmental testing services. An environmental inspection by one of our professional industrial hygienists may include indoor air quality testing, water testing, mold inspection, mold air quality test and mold testing, soil testing, VOC testing and formaldehyde testing, EMF testing (electromagnetic field survey), lead testing, asbestos testingOSHA silica testing etc.

Consider us your resource for all environmental health testing:

Environmental Indoor Air Quality Inspections

Water Quality Testing

  • Heavy metals testing including arsenic, cadmium, copper, iron, lead, and mercury
  • Bacteria test
  • Alkalinity, hardness, TDS, pH
  • Inorganics
  • Organics including Volatile Organic Compound (VOC testing)
  • Trihalomethanes and water treatment byproducts such as chloroform, chloramine, total chlorine and dibromochloromethane
  • Water pesticides

We work with many types of clients in all types of buildings. Ultimately we are helping perform due diligence for one reason or another. Sometimes we represent Property Managers and HR Managers responding to tenant or workplace environmental complaints. These may involve OSHA compliance testing, lead paint assessments, asbestos clearance testing, mold testing and writing remediation protocols, etc. We often work with environmental lawyers on forensic analysis and can provide expert witness services if a building environmental case is headed to court.

HBS also provides home environmental testing for residential buildings large and small by our professional home inspectors. Whether it’s a pre-purchase or pre-lease environmental inspection, or if it’s responding to concerns over strange smells or known environmental contamination, we perform through healthy home inspections and provide either peace of mind or detailed findings and recommendations on how to mitigate indoor pollutants. It’s not just commercial and industrial buildings with occupants concerned about environmental health. Everyone wants an environmental friendly building. We work with a lot of home-buyers and expecting or new families worried about home health and trying to avoid a sick building.

We provide industrial hygienist services to clients located in San Francisco, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County and Sonoma County.

Call today with any questions or complete this form to get a free quote.

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Environmental Testing

Test air, dust, soil, and water to better understand your environment and make educated decisions about designing or maintaining your building.
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Healthy Building Inspections

Identify current and historical contaminants within your building. Where environmental science AND building science meet.
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Utilize Building Biology, LEED, GreenPoint Rated and Building Enclosure Commissioning as frameworks for optimizing new and existing buildings.

 

Testimonials

What people are saying about Healthy Building Science

  • I highly recommend having your home checked for EMF. I myself am an EMF enthusiast and have devices to detect it, but these guys have a much broader range of devices to measure other frequencies. The best part is, that they recommend electricians that can resolve the problems and even recommend types of materials that should be used to rewire the electricity. They are a bit pricey, but compared to the fact that I could not find any information about the proper wiring on the internet, it was money well spent.
    Vladimir P., Santa Clara
  • So glad our water checked out. Your guy was super nice and smart and we’re just glad our water isn’t contaminated. Two thumbs up!
    Jennifer O., Oakland
  • HBS worked wonders coordinating our team for our home in San Francisco. During the design they helped define our healthy goals and made sure no detail was neglected. Our contractor has told us how much he appreciates Healthy Building Science’s help. We’re optimistic we’ll be getting a LEED certified building when it’s all done! Thank you for all your help!
    Eric H., San Francisco
  • “We are on track for future GPR certification, thanks in part to Alex and Kunjan’s green building consulting and partnership with our entire team. Melanie’s healthy materials review process, paired with the collaboration of our contractor and designer, helped us achieve not just a remodel, but a healthy remodel.”
    Tammy G., Los Altos
  • Your detailed inspections really helped ID what was needed on site. Using your reports and photos, we created a complete implementation plan to repair and upgrade the subject property. This was an excellent value, especially as your documentation was so comprehensive. Great job!
    Steve P., Novato
  • Thank you so much for all your help! Your guy was very knowledgeable! He stayed & talked with my very concerned husband until he felt satisfied! Thanks again.
    Stephanie H., Menlo Park
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