About Us

Our Mission

The Healthy House Institute® (HHI) provides consumers information to make their homes healthier. HHI strives to be the most comprehensive educational resource available for creating healthier homes. To this end, HHI treats the home like an ecosystem with many interrelated parts, covering topics in-depth such as air and water quality, building, remodeling and furnishing, cleaning and housekeeping, health and safety, ventilation, lighting, energy efficiency and more.

Rather than preaching to the converted, HHI seeks to reach a mainstream educated consumer with credible information merging the best of ‘green’ with the best of healthier homes research, indoor environmental data, health and medical science, into a practical, timely, easily digestible but comprehensive message. HHI strives to be a truly authoritative voice that has the ‘ear’ and trust of major media, influentials, and most importantly, the intelligent consumer.

"How big an impact will a method, product, system or service have on human health at home?" The greater the impact, the more the information will belong on the HHI site.

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We regret that we cannot respond directly to personal healthy home questions.


The Healthy House Institute®, LLC.

PO Box 72020
North Charleston, SC 29415
Telephone:   843-569-4692
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About The Healthy House Institute (HHI) Books

The following HHI titles produced by the original HHI publishing enterprise (founded in 1992) are no longer in print but are available from used book sellers nationwide (such as Amazon.com). The Healthy House Institute (HHI) is now entirely web-based and does not have plans to update and re-issue these print titles, but will make selected HHI book content available free to the public on the HHI website.

Creating a Healthy Household: The Ultimate Guide for Healthier, Safer, Less-toxic Living

The original edition was 6" x 9", 704 pages.

Healthy House Answer Book: Answers to the 133 Most Commonly Asked Questions

The original edition was 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 192 pages.

Healthy House Building: A Design & Construction Guide

The original edition of this volume was 8 1/2" x 11", 416 pages.

Healthy House: How to Buy One, How to Build One, How to Cure a Sick One

The original edition was 8 1/2" x 11", 448 pages.

Understanding Ventilation: How to Design, Select, and Install Residential Ventilation Systems

The original edition of this volume was 8 1/2" x 11", 428 pages.

About The Healthy House Institute (HHI) Videos

The following HHI VHS video titles produced by the original HHI production company are no longer available:

The Healthy House Series

Your House, Your Health

The Healthy House Institute (HHI) is now entirely web-based and does not have plans to update and re-issue these VHS video titles, but will make selected HHI video content available free to the public on the HHI website.

About Links

When The Healthy House Institute's content includes one or more links to product, service or other Web sites, the presence of such links is not an endorsement from the Healthy House Institute, its employees or affiliates, nor are such links paid advertising or otherwise influenced by advertising. Links are included solely to direct readers to resources that may be helpful. Readers should perform their own due diligence.

Advertising sections of The Healthy House Institute are clearly marked as such, e.g., "Advertisement", "Sponsored Links", etc.

Advisory Board

Please note: this website's Advisory members are unpaid volunteers, assisting us occasionally as their busy schedules permit, and are in no way involved in the governance of the organization, nor are they providing professional or legal advice, endorsing products, services, information or related content on this site or elsewhere.

Field Advisors

Dave BrueggemannDave Brueggemann - CEO, SolarCascade.
Mark (Ron) L. HixsonMark (Ron) L. Hixson - President, Earthcraft Construction, Inc.
Shel HorowitzShel Horowitz - Ethical/Green Marketing Expert, Green and Profitable.
Shon ParksShon Parks - Owner/Principal, Land WEST Studio.
Paul TierneyPaul Tierney - Principal, Environmental Services and Consulting, LLC.

Green & Healthy Living

Jim BoldtJim Boldt - Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Home Ventilating Institute (HVI); Group Vice President of Engineering, Broan-NuTone, LLC.
Annie B. BondAnnie B. Bond - Executive Producer, Care2.com's Green Living Channels; Author, Better Basics for the Home.
Rosalind  Creasy Rosalind Creasy - Author, Edible Landscaping.
John C. Fox P.E.John C. Fox P.E. - Chairman of the Board, Home Ventilating Institute (HVI); CEO, Air King Ventilation.
Jennifer Schwab LEED APJennifer Schwab LEED AP - Director of Sustainability, Sierra Club Green Home.
Alice ShabecoffAlice Shabecoff - Former Executive Director, National Consumers League.
Heidi WilcoxHeidi Wilcox - Field Specialist, Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) UMass Lowell.
Jerry Yudelson PE, MS, MBA, LEED APJerry Yudelson PE, MS, MBA, LEED AP - Principal, Yudelson Associates.

Health & Medical

Dr. William E. Berger MD, MBADr. William E. Berger MD, MBA - Board Certified in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology, Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine, et al.
Lisa A. Gilmore MBA, MSWLisa A. Gilmore MBA, MSW - Asthma Control Education Expert; Technical Advisor, FHI 360.
Dr. Beti Jackson Psy.D, HSPPDr. Beti Jackson Psy.D, HSPP - Director, PreK2PhD.
Dr. Christina Peterson MDDr. Christina Peterson MD - Neurologist; Medical Director, Oregon Headache Clinic.
Dr. John J. Ratey M.D.Dr. John J. Ratey M.D. - Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Neil Schachter MDDr. Neil Schachter MD - Professor of Medicine and Community Medicine, and Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Department, Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Philip Tierno, Jr.Dr. Philip Tierno, Jr. - Director of Clinical Microbiology and Diagnostic Immunology, Tisch Hospital, New York University Medical Center; Associate Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology, New York University Medical Center.

Health Science

Scott Armour MSScott Armour MS - Owner, Armour Applied Science.
Dr. Charlene BayerDr. Charlene Bayer - Director, Georgia Institute of Technology's Indoor Environment Research Program.
Dr. Anila Bello ScDDr. Anila Bello ScD - Postdoctoral Fellow, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, Harvard School of Public Health.
Holly Brown-WilliamsHolly Brown-Williams - Director of Policy, Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
Martin Chapman Ph.D.Martin Chapman Ph.D. - President, INDOOR Biotechnologies; Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia.
Dr. Gene Cole Ph.D.Dr. Gene Cole Ph.D. - Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Brigham Young University.
Dr. Jules ElkinsDr. Jules Elkins - Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Andrea Ferro Ph.D.Dr. Andrea Ferro Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University.
Charles P. Gerba Ph.D.Charles P. Gerba Ph.D. - Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of Arizona.
Elizabeth B. Goldsmith Ph.D.Elizabeth B. Goldsmith Ph.D. - Professor in the College of Human Sciences, Florida State University.
Dr. Nancy GoodyearDr. Nancy Goodyear - Assistant Professor, Depart of Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences, UMass Lowell.
Devra Lee Davis Ph.D. MPHDevra Lee Davis Ph.D. MPH - Director, Center for Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Visiting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy & Management.
Jason Marshall Sc.D.Jason Marshall Sc.D. - Director, UMass Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) Surface Solutions Laboratory.
Jeffrey  C. MayJeffrey C. May - M.A., CIAQP (Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional) and Principal Scientist, May Indoor Air Investigations.
David Mudarri Ph.D.David Mudarri Ph.D. - EPA Senior Analyst, Indoor Environments Division (retired), United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Robert W. Powitz Ph.D., M.P.H, R.S., D.L.A.A.S.Robert W. Powitz Ph.D., M.P.H, R.S., D.L.A.A.S. - Forensic Sanitarian, R.W. Powitz & Associates.
Dr. Margaret M. Quinn ScD, CIHDr. Margaret M. Quinn ScD, CIH - Director, Department of Work Environment and Director of the Sustainable Hospitals Program in the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Richard J. Shaughnessy Ph.D.Richard J. Shaughnessy Ph.D. - Program Director of IAQ Research, University of Tulsa.
Anne C. Steinemann Ph.D.Anne C. Steinemann Ph.D. - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington.
Benjamin D. Tanner Ph.D.Benjamin D. Tanner Ph.D. - Microbiologist, Antimicrobial Test Laboratories.
Ellen R. TohnEllen R. Tohn - Founder & Principal, Tohn Environmental Strategies.
Charles D. (Chuck) Treser MPH, DAASCharles D. (Chuck) Treser MPH, DAAS - Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington.
Robert A. WoellnerRobert A. Woellner - President and Senior Scientist, Quality Environmental Services & Technologies, Inc.

Home and Building Science

Scott Armour MSScott Armour MS - Owner, Armour Applied Science.
Robert Bean R.E.T.Robert Bean R.E.T. - Editor and Moderator, Healthy Heating.
Dan Chiras PhDDan Chiras PhD - Founder and Director, The Evergreen Institute.
Dr. Graham CliffDr. Graham Cliff - Nanotechnologist in Materials Science.
Ian Cull P.E.Ian Cull P.E. - President, Indoor Science.
Brion GrantBrion Grant - President, The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
Jay Hall Ph.D.Jay Hall Ph.D. - President, Jay Hall and Associates, Inc.
Dr. Steven SpivakDr. Steven Spivak - Science Advisory Council Chair, Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI); Technical Advisor, Restoration Industry Association (RIA); Professor Emeritus, Fire Protection Engineering, The University of Maryland.
Bill WeigandBill Weigand - Instructor, Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA).
Dr. Mariel Wolfson PhDDr. Mariel Wolfson PhD - Collaborator, Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Home Building & Remodeling

Everett CollierEverett Collier - Chairman of the Board & Former President, National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Carl SevilleCarl Seville - Owner, Seville Consulting.
Carol VenoliaCarol Venolia - Architect & Educator, EcoDwelling program at New College of California.
David F. WilsonDavid F. Wilson - Past President, National Association of Home Builders.

Home Energy

Dave BrueggemannDave Brueggemann - CEO, SolarCascade.
Dennis CreechDennis Creech - Executive Director, Southface Energy Institute.
Jim GunshinanJim Gunshinan - Editor, Home Energy Magazine.

Home Safety

Jack McGrawJack McGraw - National Director, The ASHI School.
Debra Smiley Holtzman J.D., M.A.Debra Smiley Holtzman J.D., M.A. - Child Safety Advocate, TheSafetyExpert.com.
Donna Stein-HarrisDonna Stein-Harris - Executive Director, Home and Community Partnerships and Initiatives, National Safety Council.


Stephen M. NipperStephen M. Nipper - Partner, Buchanan Nipper LLC.


Rochelle DavisRochelle Davis - Founding Executive Director, Healthy Schools Campaign.
Robert Donofrio Ph.D.Robert Donofrio Ph.D. - Director, Microbiology Lab, NSF International.
Nelson E. FabianNelson E. Fabian - Executive Director and CEO, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).
Aileen Gagney MArch, MFA, GA-C, HHSAileen Gagney MArch, MFA, GA-C, HHS - Director, American Lung Association's Master Home Environmentalist Program.
Arthur B, Weissman Ph.D.Arthur B, Weissman Ph.D. - President & CEO, Green Seal Inc.

Press - Consumer Media

Robyn Griggs LawrenceRobyn Griggs Lawrence - Editor-in-Chief, Organic Spa Magazine.
Shel HorowitzShel Horowitz - Ethical/Green Marketing Expert, Green and Profitable.
Simran SethiSimran Sethi - Co-host, Writer, Sundance Channel's The Green.
Philip ShabecoffPhilip Shabecoff - Founder, Greenwire.
Fran SorinFran Sorin - Principal, Fran Sorin Garden Designs, LLC.
Olivia ZaleskiOlivia Zaleski - Host, CNN's The Business of Green.


Scot CaseScot Case - Director, Markets Development, UL Environment, Inc.
Christi GrahamChristi Graham - Founder & Executive Producer, West Coast Green.
Tang G. LeeTang G. Lee - Professor of Architecture, Building Science and Indoor Environmental Quality, The University of Calgary.
Dr. Stanley Rhodes Ph.D.Dr. Stanley Rhodes Ph.D. - President and CEO, Scientific Certification Systems.

TV - Consumer Media

Kevin ContrerasKevin Contreras - Executive Producer and Host, Building Green TV.
Scott MorganScott Morgan - Former Host, HGTV's Dream Builders Series.

Universal Design

Konrad KaletschKonrad Kaletsch - Founder, Universal Design Resource.