It has taken a significant period of time but Ecolibria is proud to announce that they are now helping to create and build customised healthy homes. A home constructed from ethical, healthy and great quality materials and finishes and one that embraces the high and exacting standards of building in accordance with your specific requirements and our Building Biology principles that will help to create a home that supports your health and well being.
We are now able to help build homes to the west of Melbourne from Werribee to the Bellarine Peninsula, along the Great Ocean Road and out to Colac.
We will help support you by working with you and / or your architect / designer to create the best possible outcome in terms of a house that will last a long time and support your health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, many houses are built in such a way that they can in fact contribute to ill health (Sick Building Syndrome) and this is often not realised by the occupants. The causes can vary from moisture and mould issues to electromagnetic field exposure and chemicals (formaldehyde and various volatile organic compounds) off-gassing from building materials and finishes.
Ecolibria help to specify much better and healthier alternatives and cable the home in such a way that both power usage and EMF exposure is minimised.
Our advice is tailored around your budget and your specific needs and requirements as we recognise that every individual has different aspirations, budgets and goals.
At ecolibria we specialise in indoor air quality monitoring / air testing. Whether it is specific chemical sampling for industry, office air quality concerns or complex mould contamination issues, we can help. We use only the latest and most advanced metering equipment available. All equipment is calibrated before use and calibration certificates are available on request. As building design and material experts we understand how buildings and air conditioning sytems behave and can therefore provide solutions to any problems discovered during the air quality assessment.
We breathe in about 8,500 litres of air per day and spend an average of 90% of our time indoors. Ensuring good air quality is essential for maintaining an optimum level of wellbeing. This is critical as respiratory illnesses are directly related to toxic air quality environments. Air purification systems can help to ensure good quality indoor air in offices that depend on air conditioning systems to a great degree. Air sampling / testing is very specific and specialised meters, gauges and other equipment are utilised in accordance with your specific needs and requirements.
Ecolibria specialises in Mould testing / Mould inspection. We conduct a business or home inspection focusing on indoor air quality,toxic mould such as black mould and mould removal.
Mould / Mold / Mildew problems are often left unsolved and the mould is simply removed whenever it appears. Removing mould does not get rid of the problem and it will always return unless the source of the problem is discovered and rectified. Specialised equipment is required to measure the amount of moisture in the building material and thereby trace the path and source of the moisture.
Mould sampling can also be conducted. Air and surface samples can be taken and sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. The concentration and types of mould present can then be reported and a remediation plan to clean up all the mould can be developed. This sampling is critical to determine the extent to which mould may have spread to other areas because mould can be present even if it cannot be seen. Toxic mould is often a cause of sick building syndrome.
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF’s) are an integral part of our everyday lives. EMF’s are extremely difficult to shield but they do decrease in strength dramatically as you create distance from the source. It is therefore often a matter of just knowing where the sources are and what the advisable distances from the sources would be. Solutions to EMF exposure will often only involve small changes in living and working habits.
In a field that is exceptionally contoversial and confusing, ecolibria will assess your living and working space and provide simple and cost effective solutions.
Mobile phone base stations / phone tower, wireless Internet and DECT cordless phones are just some of the major contributors to electromagnetic radiation ( EMR ) exposure in homes and businesses. EMR / EMF exposure is often closely associated with sick building syndrome.
Ecolibria specialises in emr consulting and can assist in testing your home and business and offer solutions that will reduce your exposure to EMR. Whether the solutions entail electromagnetic radiation shielding / emf protection from phone towers or exploring alternatives to the wireless technology currently being utilised, we can help.
Inspecting homes and business premises for potential hazards before you buy or lease giving you peace of mind. Before purchasing or leasing your new home or building premises we can conduct an overall evaluation and assessment of the building. These consultations are very cost effective and are essential before any major decisions are made about where you choose to live or work.
At ecolibria we are both passionate and experienced in creating healthy and green buildings. As Building Biologists we regard a building as your third skin (clothes being your second skin) and as such we believe that it must be able to breathe.
This particular part of Building Biology is more energetic than the other disciplines and involves dowsing to help gain an insight into the relationship you share with the site/land that you inhabit. Research has shown that Geopathic Stress undermines the immune system over time and increases your susceptibility to disease. Geopathic stress has been closely linked to insomnia, nightmares, depression, nervousness and fatigue. The Geomancer uses dowsing rods to interact with the spirit and energy of your site.