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Sick building

Sick Building Materials Smell Bad- What if it’s too late and the building stinks? At least once a week we get the following call… “We were so careful to only allow healthy materials in our project. But we just moved in and it stinks! We’re worried the building materials smell bad. Can you come test

Sample soil nutrient analytis

First, I feel as though I must apologize for not writing more often. In an effort to make it more of a habit I’ve decided to simply write a quick post about pages from our website to share more about the services and reveal relevant stories. I’m starting with soil sampling for heavy metals, pesticides,

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electricity generating bicycles

What if you could create electricity while you worked out? Well, it turns out you can. The following article about electricity generating bicycles was written by Warren Neilson Humans convert food energy (measured in calories) into chemical energy that is used by moving muscles. The body is about 20% efficient meaning that only 20% of

making water from air

Making Water From Air Drinking Water Quality and Atmospheric Water Generators By David Sasse, Environmental Inpector, B.S. General Biology Many people are concerned with drinking water quality and are making water from air in the home.  The booming sales of bottled water is a testament to that fact.  As the world becomes more and more

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Recipes for spring cleaning

Green Cleaning Many cleaning products contain hazardous chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that pollute the air and may impair human and animal health. Natural cleaning products protect the health of home inhabitants and are as effective as their toxic counterparts. We have compiled some all natural recipes for spring cleaning to keep your home

radioactive granite and quartzite

Radioactive Granite and Quartzite – Risks from Radon A Green Building client of ours is busy selecting interior finishes for their new healthy home. When we get to countertops the inevitable question is asked, “Are there any health concerns about natural radioactive granite and quartzite?” The answer is yes. Some quarries are producing relatively radioactive granite

green building logos

Some Green Building Logos Are Scary… Green Building logos are full of leaves and trees.  Use Google Images (“green building logo”) and that’s just about all you’ll see. It’s overdone. We struggled with these logo concepts when coming up with our new logo. How do you quickly illustrate nature-loving and “green” without a leaf or plant?

healthy building inspections

“Healthy Building Inspections” transitions to “Healthy Building Science” Blogging. I admit this is my first time. It’s hard to know where to begin. The previous few posts were created by our web designer who cut and pasted links from our old site into a few blog entries so the data wasn’t lost. Later this year

easy ways to protect your family

This modified excerpt of free and easy ways to protect your family is from a Building Biology brochure created in conjunction with Melody Chan Graves. We go the extra mile to protect the safety and health of those we love. But many of us don’t realize that there is a world of silent killers and disease-causing agents

green building resources

Green Building Resources – 2011 These green building resources offer free educational materials about Green Building, Healthy Building, and Sustainable Building. These are really all different names for the same thing: “High-Performance Building” Healthy Building Science supports and has relied on these green building resources ourselves, so we are happy to share them with you!

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