BBA, Building Biologist (BBNC), Principal, Erth Homes
Wellness Within the Walls
I am sure most of you never think that the walls that enclose and define our space can impact health, possible more than anything else in our home or work space. For the purposes of this discussion, the walls includes the building envelope as they are intimately connected and should be treated wholistically as part of one system. The building code covers safety, security, energy efficiency, and fire standards. So we are not going to revisit this ground already addressed there and by many other sources. What receives little to no attention is the “biological” impact of the design and material decisions we make. I will be sharing a building biology perspective and how the decisions we make impact our health and well-being. My hope is that I can broaden your perspective to help you make more informed decisions in the future.
Andrew Guido has followed his passions most of his adult life which have included fitness, food and now wellness real estate. He brings a multidisciplinary approach to homebuilding. With a diversified business career spanning over 30 years that includes leadership and operating positions in the food, communications, consulting, construction and land development industries. He is a former EVP with Empire Communities. He has helped shape the business strategy for some of Canada’s largest companies and has a knack for seeing what’s around the corner…which lead him to create ERTH.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Schulich School of Business from York University in Toronto, Ontario and is a Certified Building Biologist from the Building Biology Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also on the Advisory Board for the Investigative Journalism Bureau at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He recently became a licensed Builder/Vendor under Tarion and Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA).