Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners

By | May 1, 2019

Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human well-being.

From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy House takes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation, and maintenance by walking the owner/architect/builder team through the entire construction process. Chapters include:

  • Frame construction alternatives
  • Thermal and moisture control
  • Flooring and finishes
  • Furnishings

The authors—an architect, medical doctor, and restoration consultant—bring a singular combination of expertise and perspectives to this book. The result—now in its third completely updated edition—is a unique guide to creating healthy indoor and outdoor spaces, including many new resources, as well as specialized knowledge from several nationally recognized experts in the field of building biology.

This unique guide will appeal to architects, designers, contractors, medical professionals, and homeowners.

Paula Baker-Laporte is the principal architect and founder of Baker-Laporte & Associates and EcoNest Design. John Banta is a senior indoor environmental consultant for Restorations Consultants, Inc. Erica Elliott, MD is a medical doctor specializing in environmental medicine and family practice.

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3 Comments

Anonymous on 05/01/2019 at 18:13.

Amazing book, but don’t buy in kindle format A very thorough book that provides tons of practical details on construction processes and products that will help to create a healthy home. I found the info organization helpful as it can guide each step of the construction process. There is also a decent amount of explanation and theory so you can more easily determine which modifications make sense for your home. My only complaint is that the kindle version needs some work. Tables and forms don’t translate well to this format so are more…

Anonymous on 05/01/2019 at 18:41.

A book recommended to me by my dr

Anonymous on 05/01/2019 at 18:59.

Wow. All I can say is Wow. My wife and I are building a new home and I am someone who pays a lot of attention to things that can affect the health of my family. I unfortunately don’t trust the world and the government to fully protect us. They do a great job on average, but sometimes the specifics fail (contamination in water supply, cancer causing high voltage lines too close to houses, etc.). Also, in todays world of “build it cheap” the entire contracting industry is pushed towards cutting corners and not paying…

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