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SaferBuilding.com researches and tests non-toxic building materials and methods. The information in our How-To Guides and Environmental Disclosures is based on the results of our own testing (and not found elsewhere).
For a small fee, you get the benefit of extensive research!
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All of our information is unbiased – we don’t accept funds from manufacturers, and we don’t sell building materials. We sell information – we create the methods in “America’s Test Homes” and put them in an easy to use format.
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Founded by Successful Entrepreneurs
The company was founded by successful entrepreneurs
who saw a market need for standards for non-toxic
building. Although many building materials had toxic
(and cancer causing) ingredients, there was no business model to use safer materials since it didn't improve the property value.
Creating Standards to Improve Property Values
By creating standards and a certification program, builders and property owners could have financial motivation to select safer building materials and methods. By building an interactive, real-time website, the cost for How-To Guides, Environmental Disclosures and Certifications is extremely low cost to consumers.
Michelle Miller Phd. Cand.
"Surprisingly, many common materials for household maintenance contain known ingredients which cause cancer and other adverse health effects. Fortunately, safer materials and methods exist!"
"It makes sense that a property without toxic residue would be worth more than one with toxic residue. Using SaferBuilding™ Materials and Methods can be a great investment"
"Even though certain materials are allowed by the local administrative authorities ... it is in the best interests of everyone to find out about what their vapor content is and what effect they have."
"There is nothing more beautiful that a stone or tile floor that has been installed without introducing any chemical toxins into the indoor air space."
"It is better to work within terms of odor and smell than the mass produced smells."
"I just had a son and started thinking about my health more. I upgraded all of my safety gear including a full mask respirator. I refinished floors for ten years before I knew that wood dust was a carcinogen."
"Using the SaferBuilding™ materials and methods is better for ourselves and better for environment. I expect that as more of my clients become aware of the materials that they will switch for the sake of their families."
"When using pressure treated wood, the chemicals get absorbed and I get headaches for the rest of the day even if I'm wearing a dust mask. When using solid wood, make sure that moisture doesn't penetrate the wood."
"For a non-toxic scenario, we'd use a non-toxic mastic ... It's healthier for everybody"
"My first job was putting in asbestos ceiling tiles... ten years ago, my job was to take them out. People are trained to think they have to use new construction materials even though we don't have scientific studies of long term health effects."
"As someone new to the world of exotic birds, it's comforting to know that we can make, and keep, properties gorgeous and safe for these wonderful animals AND us."
Too shy to be photographed:
- Tom Mitchell, Bay Area Building Inspections
- Maron Moses, General Contractor