For 30 years, I have learned through my diagnostic investigations in buildings [homes and light commercial structures] and through applied research [small dollar to million dollar contracts] how and why buildings fail and the numerous issues that cause people to be concerned about the buildings in which they live or work. More importantly, there has been a broad accumulation of knowledge that has resulted in an encyclopedia of solutions with regard to enabling buildings to perform well. With regard to whatever set of parameters that are of interest, - comfort, moisture and mold, green power, energy efficiency, buckled hardwood floors, etc. - it is truly possible to have a building achieve performance much closer to its full potential than many do in their current state.
The passion that I have for helping people live and work in buildings that perform, and which can in turn provide a personal impact on climate change, has lead me to establish “Siväd Home” . My professional work often starts or ends at home, and I have applied much of what I teach and learn to our own modest home to confirm that the solutions work. It is important for people to find pleasure, comfort, and joy in the performance of their home or office building. No, I do not know everything, but between my knowledge and the knowledge of a network of other shelter industry professionals, most interests can be addressed.
A “Siväd Home” plan could provide combinations of the following:
Off site green power supplemental purchase plan
On site power storage
On site power production integrated with power storage
Potential for home station for plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles
Safe Combustion Appliance Operation
Water use and reuse management
Quality Indoor Environment