Sustainable and Healthy Building Methods
Over the past several years there has been a growing awareness of the need for humanity to reverse the destructive trends of modern industrialization and embrace a more holistic, harmonious and sustainable legacy for future generations.
Worldwide, the largest industry on earth is building construction. Even in North America, the construction industry is double the size of the auto industry, which is the second largest industry in the USA.
The most comprehensive and focused body of knowledge that examines the delicate balance between human health and the built environment is called Bau-Biologie (Building Biology). Through the International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology, Inc., a world wide network of Building Biology training centers have been established with the expressed goal of creating this more holistic, harmonious and sustainable habitat for humans on earth.
George talks about the amazing percentage of toxic materials used in the United States that are not used World Wide and he says the reason is all these materials are oil based.
All the sheet rock used today, except for the Magnesium Oxide materials, will mold over time. Guaranteed
China is the producer of all these materials for U.S., which contributes to their pollution, but they don’t generally use the materials in their buildings.
There is one main paint company in the U.S. that makes high quality, non toxic mineral based paints. You can repaint your home and nullify many negative aspects of your sheet rocked home and toxic paint that was used. The company is Romabio
George talks at length on the China model going forward of PhD’s in government mandated, locking up the bad actors who profited from polluting and bringing Western products in that harm their population.
One of the main ingredients George uses is Magnesium Oxide, used to build the Great Wall of China and old monasteries centurys old and still standing today
Europe has many PhD resident courses in building biology
All of the toxic materials started being used in the U.S. with DuPont and Dow Chemical using waste products to make materials
The right kind of breathable walls turns moisture into vapor
Force grown lumber will mold, rot and degenerate in homes over time, but there are solutions to put on the wood before building out the home
Standing on concrete all day as many workers are told to do, sucks energy out of the body, magnesium oxide puts energy into the body
We talk about the best kind of roofs, the hazard of classic shingle roofs
George advises on the safest water pipes and rain water catchment tanks