Comments from Readers

Comments from Readers


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"I recently bought & read the book on Breathing Walls that you co-wrote, and it is absolutely mind-blowing! Thank you!! My husband and I now hope to build a healthy home as per your book, once we find the right parcel of land to build on...
"Again, thank you for co-writing the Breathing Walls book."

-- a.z., Southeastern Michigan

"I definitely enjoyed the book. I've been working with George on and off on a slow-moving project, so I've gotten some other good material too. :-) ...
"You guys certainly packed some great information into your book. Information I was searching for, but hadn't seen anywhere else. Looking forward to the update!"

-- c.w.

"I am just returning from a visit with George Swanson in Texas. It was a very rewarding visit; saw his house, went through his shop. I appreciate your new book very much for the information it is providing out in the public arena. I am sharing it with many. In fact, I picked up several other copies in my visit with George this past weekend."
-- p.w., Philomath, Oregon

"I read the book immediately upon receipt. Finally, something that makes sense! I was introduced to George Swanson by a local person, who is involved with the production of air-entrained concrete products in this area (NW Arkansas). I hope to work with him on at least one of the three projects I have planned or currently have in progress."
-- m.d., Eureka Springs, Arkansas

"I am so appreciative of the design you advised for the wall structure of my home, and of your easy availability. All the products you specified have been safe for me. Having spent a lot of time studying moisture control for wall structure I found that there was no agreement on the subject even among many whose work I respected. I think that the problem is that an appropriate breathing wall cannot be designed with current standard building practices. I was so fortunate to find you devoting yourself to the breathability of houses with a chemical sensitivity focus. I begin to move in to my home in about 10 days. Thanks again, and also to your partner, George Swanson."
-- a.b., Rushford, Minnesota

"You've been an inspiration and I continue to give people your website so they can find out more about what you do and have to offer. I'm hoping they will want to buy your manual and incorporate more healthy ideas into their projects..."
-- j.b., Defiance, Ohio

"Oram, Love the book, especially the last page where you promote other BB's (Building Biologists') books. We all need to promote each other and IBE (International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology)."
-- j.m., Saxonburg, Pennsylvania

"I have read most of the book 'Breathing Walls,' and have found it most interesting. This is not my field yet I found it most interesting and understandable. Obviously it will be of enormous help to builders and architects as they seek to build environmentally healthy homes."
-- a.m., North Fort Myers, Florida

"After reading parts of your book, it was clear that George has some unique insights and experiences...This breathing system for walls, floors, and ceiling that you so clearly outlined in your book is affordable and doable now!"
-- j.h., Fairfield, Iowa

"A thorough look at building envelope construction. Clearly sets out the weaknesses of the current 'tight building' approach, and makes some thoughtful recommendations for change."
-- c.b., Fairfield, Iowa

"It's a neat book and I'm sure I'll use some of its ideas...P.S. Thanks also to George!"
-- j.g., Greensboro, North Carolina

"I expect to give 'Breathing Walls' some serious use..."
-- t.w., Mountainair, New Mexico

Comments from Readers of the First Edition
of our Healthy New Building Manual

"What a good work this is. Now I'm so determined to build a healthy home! Can't wait to tell builders in the area."
-- k.m., Houston, Texas

"Wonderful job of pulling together Bau-Biology information. A very practical and concise reference to get the job done!"
-- j.h., Sarasota, Florida

"I think the community really needs this kind of guidance to generate greener buildings, so I'm happy to help promote it."
-- f.r., Fairfield, Iowa

"A most impressive job!! The prospects are most exciting."
--l.g., San Marcos, California

"Thank you for the fine work which will benefit so many."
--e.l., Austin, Texas