Green Guru’s to Lead the “Behind the Walls Tour” of Seattle's first “EMF Reduced” Row Home Community

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Isola Homes, Seattle’s leading green home builder and local building biologists from Lifestream Solutions to demonstrate key design principles and techniques used in VIDA, a row home community in the Central District, located at 120 20th Avenue, on October 4, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Unlike a traditional open house hosted by real estate agents giving tours of a completed building, a behind the wall tour occurs during construction to show a work in progress. Sunday’s tour will expose the “deep green” components of VIDA, Isola Homes' 15 unit row home development in Seattle's Central District.

“While all of Isola Homes' projects are certified “Built Green”, this an opportunity to see, touch, and learn about Seattle's first large scale electromagnetic field (EMF) reduction project before the walls are sealed closed", said Dana Stream of Lifestream Solutions; the project's primary building biology consultant. "We'll show people the shielded wiring for the EMF-reduction 'Quiet Zone’, the fiberglass rebar in the foundation, non-toxic materials, and our community designed site plan."

​For the uninitiated, building biology is a field of building science ​concerned with​ the relationship between an indoor living environment ​and​ the health of its occupants​. Building biologists primarily focus on building materials and processes, electromagnetic fields (EMFs), radiation (EMR) and indoor air quality (IAQ)​.​

VIDA's behind the wall tours will be led by members of the project team including, Brian Byrne (Construction Manager) for Isola Homes; Dana Stream (Sustainable Lifestyle Consultant), Michael Cleveland (Green Building Advisor), and Steve Davis (Environmental Home Inspector) of Lifestream Solutions; Jay Miller (Managing Broker) for Alchemy Real Estate; and Eva Otto (Managing Ecobroker) at Infiniti RED.

In addition to a tour of the various building biology components of the building design, Stream will be available to discuss VIDA’s community development program. "Sunday's tour is also ideal for people interested in learning how healthy buildings help make healthy communities”, says Stream.

Tours are free and open to the public, anytime from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Isola Homes is a Seattle-based home builder specializing in Built Green modern homes. By continually implementing innovative sustainable design and environmental stewardship in our construction techniques, our homes stand for their livability, quality construction and energy efficiency.

The Lifestream Solutions team strives to support mindful living in consideration of health, community, and our built environments. Working with industry leaders and a network of sustainable lifestyle advocates we launch and facilitate daring demonstration models, compelling conversation starters, and industry game changers working to empower thriving communities.

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