Healthy building expert Andrew Pace uses his 25+ years experience to produce this weekly podcast, dedicated to the discussion and education of home health and human wellness. With over 20,000 satisfied clients all over the world, Andrew has a keen awareness of the issues relating to chemical sensitivity, green building, mold remediation and toxicity reduction. As a healthy home consultant, Andrew continues to be sought after to assist on projects all over the world, but his true passion is to educate as many folks as possible, using this free platform. Andrew's company GDC/Building For Health, continues to be the global leader of healthy home supply and education. Partnering with AFM Safecoat as their Master Distributor for North America, Andrew has opened up the availability for toxin-free paints and coatings through hundreds of retailers. Jay Watts, the VP of AFM Safecoat, is a frequent co-host of the program and brings his years of customer service and trouble shooting skills for all to learn from.
Is it time to rethink ICF?
Im a huge fan of ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction... have been for years. It can be the single best way to avoid mold in a new home project, but I've steered away from it because of the cost. With the rising prices of traditional lumber, is now a good time to rethink ICF for our new projects? I'll talk about that, along with some early spring project tips and tricks.
Its been few weeks since Jay and I sat down together to talk about what's rambling through our minds. Sure, the high cost of building and material shortages are putting a stranglehold on parts of our industry right now, but there are silver linings and great deals to be had. We'll talk about this and several more timely topics on today's show.
Healthy Materials and Sustainable Spaces
Jay steps up to the plate this week to knock out a great interview with another sustainability expert and thought leader, Ian Johnson. Ian talks about the broad picture of sustainable building, but also shares his extensive knowledge and experience with healthy materials research.
Wood Furniture Re-finishing
One of the hottest topics in our email and phone messages these days is the idea of refinishing furniture. Let's face it, the cost of buying new seems overwhelming, so why not just freshen up what we already have? I wish I could say its an easy task, but in order to do it right and make it look good, it requires a lot of patience, skill, the correct tools and high quality products. Do you even know if your table will take a new finish? Are you sure you still want to try? Then, here's your episode!
Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) any help to us?
Oh boy, this is a hot, hot topic right now. People are stuck inside their homes because of weather and the pandemic, so how do you know if the product you're using to refinish those cabinets is safe or not? Ah yes, check the safety data sheets, right?? Not so fast people...this really wont help you at all. Uh oh. Now what? Let Andy and Jay fill you in.
Today we take some time to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ozone generation for air purification and why you shouldn't be afraid of it. We also take a few questions from our listeners to help then with their home projects.
Reliable, practical information for safe home construction
I’ve been consulting with Andy Pace for many years on all my home projects—large and small. He’s helped me navigate non-toxic home renovation, painting, and updates with contractors that I could not have done alone. These podcasts are such a gift for those of us who need or simply want a non-toxic home. Thanks for generously sharing your knowledge and experience, Andy. You’re a gem!
Aweome podcast educational and fun!
Thanks for sharing. Very informational and also fun like the show “car talk.”
I love discovering new ideas here
It’s obvious Andrew puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights he brings to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.
No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Non Toxic Enviroments enough 🙌