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David Lau
(The Healthy Home Guy)

Hi, I’m David. A nerdy engineer that’s applying his skills to create healthier homes. I have a background in microbiology, physics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and other fields important to building science.

I’ve worked in R&D and I’ve been a technical guy in several heavy industries. I’ve also worked as a project manager delivering engineering projects.

I reluctantly became the Healthy Home Guy when toxic exposure from a water damaged home affected my son’s health. He was also chemically sensitive, so drastic action was needed to improve his home environment.

Through this journey I’ve learned about testing and finding homes with better mold ecology. I know how to retrofit existing homes to make them healthier. And I know how to build a new home that’s low-tox and truly resistant to mold.

If you want to understand how your home might be impacting you or your loved ones, I can help. I can guide you through all your options including many “easy fixes” you can implement right away.

If you’re looking for a new home to rent or buy, I can help you screen out homes that are high-risk. I can also assist you with testing and inspection before you’re contractually committed.

If you’re renovating or building from scratch, I’d love to guide you in any (or all) aspects of the process. A healthy home starts with good site selection. Then there’s the design of the foundations and building envelope, plumbing, electrical work, and interior fit-out. You also need to consider the heating, cooling, and ventilation strategy. The choices you make at each of these steps will determine the long-term health of your home.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Finding a Safe Rental, Home, or Block of Land
  • Mold Investigation & Remediation
  • Building Design (Mold, VOCs, & EMFs)
  • Selection of Interior Finishes
  • Low EMF Electrical & Lighting Design
  • Ventilation & Air Treatment
  • Water Filtration Technology
  • Building Specification Development
  • Third-Party Design Review
  • Construction Management