30 Nov '11, 7am

When Smells Signal Building Science Problems: A victim of a hepatitis E infection she picked up unknowingly in B...

When Smells Signal Building Science Problems: A victim of a hepatitis E infection she picked up unknowingly in B...

A victim of a hepatitis E infection she picked up unknowingly in Brazil, Genevive Bjorn's liver rebelled against her one night in Hawaii. Her body almost shut down on her, but with help from the hospital, a battery of tests, her watchful boyfriend at her side, and a diet of nothing but rice porridge, she squeaked through. This is what happened next, as she wrote last year in The New York Times : "My liver began barking at smells and substances I'd barely noticed before. I considered myself an earthy minimalist, but my house turned out to be a chemical minefield. I developed a doglike olfactory sense that guided me as I sniffed, recoiled and pointed out to Adam what had to go. He tossed out most of our bathroom and kitchen products, along with everything preserved or petroleum-based." Her talent for nose for the faintest of smells makes her a "super sniffer," one gifted wit...

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Energy Solutions: Sniffing Out House Problems

Energy Solutions: Sniffing Out House Problems

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Nov '11, 11am

To maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ Indoor air quality. Healthfulness of an interior environment; IAQ is affected by ...

GreenSpec Insights invites you to test your kno...

buildinggreen.com 01 Dec '11, 11pm

10 out of 12, but I have read the book. I really disagree with your 5 answer b: "It is cost-effective to recycle the produ...

Yoga may help with certain sleep problems

Yoga may help with certain sleep problems

mnn.com 01 Dec '11, 9pm

Women often experience hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety and irritability during menopause, and some have trouble sleepin...

Green or Greenwash? Do you know the products yo...

buildinggreen.com 01 Dec '11, 11pm

10 out of 12, but I have read the book. I really disagree with your 5 answer b: "It is cost-effective to recycle the produ...

Green or greenwash? The quiz!

buildinggreen.com 01 Dec '11, 3pm

Greenwashing isn't something we need to worry about anymore, because the U.S. Federal Trade Commission prohibits spurious ...

NBI's Mark Frankel in Greensource: The Next Fro...

As the role of post-construction characteristics becomes more widely recognized in the marketplace, there are likely to be...

The UKGBC website can be found at #GVis2011

The UKGBC website can be found at #GVis2011

ukgbc.org 01 Dec '11, 1pm

Sustainability Training and Education Programme Are you looking to enhance your skills around sustainability? UK-GBC's exc...

Urban Location Adds to Apartment Building’s Sustainable Appeal

Urban Location Adds to Apartment Building’s Sus...

ecohomemagazine.com 30 Nov '11, 7pm

A few years ago, Minneapolis residents, city leaders, and property owners were torn over the fate of the unsightly vacant ...

Read UK-GBC's response to the publication of th...

ukgbc.org 01 Dec '11, 2pm

01/12/2011 Carbon Plan fails to deliver ambitious plan for greening the UK's building stock Added By: [email protected]...

Green Building Q&A: Garage/Attic insulation dilema

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Nov '11, 5am

I meant vapor retarder, referring to the kraft paper face on the batts. The actual insulation consists of R-38 batts on th...

Green Building Q&A: plywood on walls and ceilin...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Nov '11, 1am

If there's mold in one area, there will definitely be mold elsewhere ... if not everywhere. It sounds like a ventilation p...

The Next Frontier in Green Building #sustainabi...

As the role of post-construction characteristics becomes more widely recognized in the marketplace, there are likely to be...

Webinar: How to make the right insulation choic...

buildinggreen.com 28 Nov '11, 9pm

BuildingGreen presents a FREE 1-Hour Webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 2 p.m. EST To help professionals make the best...