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LEED EMF Credit Denied

LEED EMF ID Credit Application The USGBC/LEED recently denied an Innovation in Design (ID) credit application for Magnetic Field (EMF) Reduction. This post includes the official LEED EMF ID Credit Application. The following text is in the traditional formal of an ID credit application and request for a Credit Interpretation Ruling (CIR). Unfortunately the USGBC

LEED EMF Credit Denied

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 by
LEED denies EMF credit

EMF LEED Credit Citing the need for more research on human health effects, and questioning long-established Building Biology approaches to minimizing electromagnetic fields (EMF), the USGBC and denied a recent application for a EMF LEED Credit. Healthy Building Science was the LEED for Homes (LEED-H) consultant for two residential properties (CA and NH) that intended

EMF and EMR Conversion Formulas

Monday, 18 February 2013 by
Minimize EMF exposure

How do you convert microwatts per square meter (uW/m2) into microwatts per square centimeter (uW/cm2)?  How many nanoTesla (nT) are in 2.0 milliGauss (mG)?  We’re asked these questions frequently so we’re providing a few common EMF and EMR conversion formulas and conversion charts for your reference. EMF and EMR Allowable Limits “What level of EMF

Minimize EMF exposure

Minimize EMF Exposure The following article was first printed on January 30th, 2013 in the Los Altos Town Crier A growing number of Americans are concerned about electromagnetic fields (EMF) but don’t know what to do to mitigate the problem and minimize EMF exposure. Many European and Asian countries have enacted more stringent EMF regulations

Residential Wiring Best

PART 2: Rewiring Options, Benefits and Drawbacks In Part One I discussed knob and tube wiring and the potential problems and issues that may arise if your home still contains legacy knob and tube. Perhaps your home still contains knob and tube, or you are considering remodeling or planning new construction. In this article, I will explain

EMF Health Effects

EMF Health Effects Study Released Everyone always asks me – whether they’re skeptics or not – where can I read peer-reviewed, published studies about EMF health effects? “Are there really studies linking magnetic fields and radio frequency radiation to cancer?”  Well… this is it!  Here is a big dose of reality for all the naysayers.

cell phone safety

Cell Phone Safety Tips for Limiting Radiation There are many safety tips that focus on immediate life and safety. Here are some examples of common cell phone safety tips: Don’t drive while using a cell phone Don’t cross the street while engaged in conversation on a cell phone If a police officer tells you to

Healthy Building Science Green Festival

Healthy Building Science Green Festival – San Francisco The Healthy Building Science Green Festival  booth two weekends ago was a total hit! After the Green Festival we all took a big breathe and dove right into festivities and events for GreenBuild 2012… now we await the air quality results. It’s been an amazing 10 days. The

Knob_and_tube_wiring3

PART 1: Residential Wiring Problems Caused by Older or Mis-Wired Systems As a former carpenter and electrician, I have seen and worked with a lot of building wiring, both residential and commercial.  As an inspector I have seen many residential wiring errors and problems caused by older or improperly designed or installed electrical systems. Let

Inspection

EMF Measurement and Mitigation in the Bedroom was an abstract written by Alex Stadtner and submitted to the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) for their Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition in the “Be the Voice” program.  EMF Measurement and Mitigation in the Bedroom The electrification and digitalization of our society has lead to our

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