Dwellness mission is to make homes safe and healthy in our modern toxic, electropolluted world.
Founded by myself Conor Brady, I became interested in the relationship between electromagnetic radiation (EMR / EMF) and health through my own experience with illness between 2007 and 2010 when I suffered from a long list of health complaints including ME/CFS, IBS, allergies, multiple chemical sensitivity and extreme electrosensitivity. I lived in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs on the 7th floor of an apartment block, surrounded by radiofrequency radiation from my neighbour’s WiFi, mobile phones, DECT cordless phones and low frequency electric and magnetic fields from my electric alarm clock and the electrical wiring all around me, there was also an 82 meter telecommunications tower 600 meters from my apartment. I worked full-time in a busy office environment in the city center again being exposed to massive amounts of man made electromagnetic radiation, I was living in Electrosmog Hell.
Although optimizing my nutrition, spending time in nature, exercise and adopting a positive attitude were key to my recover, my results were limited until I became aware of the detrimental effects EMR was having on my health, and more importantly taking steps to reduce my exposure.
I quit my job and returned home to Ireland so I could recover and begin learning as much as I could about EMR/EMF so I could get back to full health. When I learned how to reduce my daily exposure, especially at nighttime my health took a dramatic turn for the better and has continued to spiral upward. My lifestyle, especially my interaction with modern technology has been finely crafted so that I now can live a relatively normal life.
I also have a BSc in Transport and Supply Chain Management, am passionate about local organic whole foods and love spending time in nature and generally being active in my community.
What is building Biology?
Building Biology or “Bau-Biologie” is the holistic study of the man-made environment, human health, and Ecology. Its underlying principle is one of balance and harmony.
The intrinsic aspect of IBE is to hold nature as the golden principle. Building Biology is not a narrowly specialized subject, but is a living subject that brings together fields of study that are otherwise only taught in isolation. Bau-Biologie was founded in Germany by a group of professionals from a variety of disciplines concerned about the inability of post-war housing to support health and ecology. IBE was started in North America in 1987, with a mission to raise awareness that buildings can abide by the laws of nature and to train individuals
in the IBE precepts.
The 25 Principles of Building Biology
1. Building site without natural and human-made disturbances
2. Residential homes away from sources of emissions and noise
3. Low-density housing with sufficient green space
4. Personalized, natural, human- and family-oriented housing and settlements
5. Building without causing social burdens
6. Natural and unadulterated building materials
7. Natural regulation of indoor air humidity through humidity-buffering materials
8. Low total moisture content of a new building that dries out quickly
9. Well-balanced ratio between thermal insulation and heat retention
10. Optimal air and surface temperatures
11. Good indoor air quality through natural ventilation
12. Heating system based on radiant heat
13. Natural conditions of light, lighting and color
14. Changing the natural balance of background radiation as little as possible
15. Without human-made electromagnetic and radiofrequency radiation exposure
16. Building materials with low radioactivity levels
17. Human-oriented noise and vibration protection
18. With a pleasant or neutral smell and without outgassing toxins
19. Reduction of fungi, bacteria, dust and allergens as low as possible
20. Best possible drinking water quality
21. Causing no environmental problems
22. Minimizing energy consumption and utilizing as much renewable energy as possible
23. Building materials preferably from the local region without promoting exploitation of scarce and hazardous resources
24. Application of physiological and ergonomic findings to interior and furniture design
25. Consideration of harmonic measures, proportions and shapes