What do we do?

envirology* researches the impact of various construction methods and materials on the environment. It offers consultancy services for healthy, environmentally friendly and sustainable buildings.

Who is behind it?

The company is owned by Ingo Ratsdorf, New Zealand and German registered architect, Building Biologist and NZGBC Accredited Professional

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From The Office Of The Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee, Article posted on Thursday, August, 13th, 2009 at 10:04 am

The world’s climate is influenced by a number of factors interacting in very complex and not entirely understood ways. Over the last million years there have been periodic shifts in the t


Via Ecofriendly Company, 27-04-2010

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, animal husbandry contributes more to global warming than the whole of the transport sector. This news is also significant to many canteens and restaurants. The employees favourite: steak as a climate killer? 51% (study by Worldwatch


Insulation of buildings is an important technology for saving heating energy and for a sustainable development. The results of a comparative LCA study of three insulation products applied for roof insulation are summarised in two parts. The products selected are based on HT stone wool representing traditional products - flax


Buildings and building components, particularly windows, have been the subject of numerous studies seeking to recognize and quantify the environmental impacts caused by processes in the product life cycle.

Mercola, by Anthony Wayne and Lawrence Newell

Is it possible that millions of people are ignorantly sacrificing their health in exchange for the convenience of microwave ovens? Why did the Soviet Union ban the use of microwave ovens in 1976? Who invented microwave ovens, and why? The answers to these questions


Most modern designs consider energy as the most important factor in the sustainability of buildings; however, it is not only the energy a building consumes that impacts on its overall sustainability. Materials form a very important factor when analyzing their embodied energy, reusability, recyclability, and impact on both their occupants


From Mercola, extracted from NEXUS Magazine, Volume 2, #25 (April-May '95).

Originally printed from the April 1994 edition of Acres, USA.

Back in May of 1989, after Tom Valentine first moved to St Paul, Minnesota, he heard on the car radio a short announcement that bolted him upright in the driver's seat. The ann


Via theautomaticearth.com

In recent years, there has been more and more talk of a transition to renewable energy on the grounds of climate change, and an increasing range of public policies designed to move in this direction. Not only do advocates envisage, and suggest to custodians of the public purse, a

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