Certified Low EMF/RF Building Design By EMF & RF Solutions

RF Shielding at Commercial Building

Do you need or want a building with low EMF and RF fields for health, manufacturing or research? This is best achieved during new construction. And we can help to achieve this goal.

We design and supervise the implementation of RF mitigation plans and the creation of low RF and EMF environments and buildings. Reasonably low EMF and RF fields should to be part of any environmentally healthy green building. The implementation of low EMF and RF environments in the design and construction process is the most cost effective and practical method of creating green healthy buildings. Low EMF and RF environments may be required for human health, environmentally sensitive equipment or individuals, work place safety during technical operations and manufacturing practices. Our low EMF/RF building design plan includes and addresses such topics and considerations as:

  • plug-imageBaseline assessment for low and high frequency electromagnetic fields at property prior to construction.
  • Setting of benchmark design goals for electric and magnetic fields.
  • Evaluation of proximity of power transmission lines and cellular transmission sites.
  • Location of placement for step down transformers.
  • Location of main electrical feeder lines into and inside the structure.
  • Type of electrical wiring conductors used.
  • Prevention of stray currents on utility pipes.
  • Location of electrical service panels and sub panels.
  • Inspection and verification of code compliant wiring.
  • Avoidance of neutral to neutral and neutral to ground connections.
  • Evaluation of low voltage lighting and placement of their transformers.
  • Considerations for recessed lighting fixtures.
  • Use of wired network systems or proper placement of wireless router and access points.
  • Evaluation of smart house technology and security systems.
  • Monitoring if installation process by contractors.
  • Post-construction verification measurements for EMF and RF levels.
  • Certification of Low EMF/RF building.

green-house-imageThe second important aspect of a low EMF/RF building is the electric and electronic items being brought into the buildings. For example, power cords for light fixture power and extension cord are commonly not shielded or even grounded causing elevated high electric field levels inside the building.

We work as a team in conjunction with your architect, general, electrical and installation engineer/contractor to achieve your design goals for a safe and healthy building. We conduct baseline site surveys, review the design and construction plans, develop our site specific specifications and provide an EMF management plan with verification and certification.

For more information on our EMF testing service, please refer to EMF TestingRF Testing and EMF Information.


Low EMF/RF Building Design FAQs

Why would I want to do that?

If our goal is to create a healthy and safe living or work environment, then we cannot achieve that without preventive measures against Electrosmog. The interior and exterior EMF and RF emission sources are significantly increasing steadily. The number of people affected by electromagnetic field exposure is significantly on the rise. With the rising health care cost and the emotional and physical stress associated, the best course of action is prudent avoidance.

Do I need to forgo modern conveniences?

No. We do not move into a tepee and read under candle light. We can use almost all the normal conveniences of modern life. It is the question of material selection, placement, implementation and verification.

Is it expensive to implement?

No. The best time and most cost effective way to implement low EMF and RF buildings are during new construction. This allows the design and placement of emitting sources such as major electrical lines, transformers and wireless systems away from occupied areas. One can specify wired or wireless systems and materials and equipment that eliminate exposure in the first place. Based on our experience, we usually see an increase of the total construction cost by 5% – 10%.

What steps are required?

We call it “The 7 Steps”. It is an interactive process between you, the building owner, your architect and contractors, and our team.

  1. Step is to find out what your goals are and what is important to you. Are you electromagnetically sensitive or want to build a healthy building or do you have special commercial or institution applications?
  2. Step is a site assessment to ascertain what kind and levels of magnetic, electric and radio frequency fields are present at the site. This will determine the further course.
  3. Step is a review of your conceptual design plan with you and your architect. We look at the site, the building and use appropriate requirements.
  4. Step is for us to develop a design plan with material and installation specification for both wired and wireless electrical systems.
  5. Step is the interaction with your contractors during the implementation to assure a good outcome.
  6. Step is verification. This entails a verification of the electric installation system and measurements to assure that the design goal has been achieved.
  7. Step is the certification that the building is of low EMF and RF levels.

Do I need a specific architect for it?

No. We will convey the concepts and requirements to you architect as well as your contractors or engineers, as long as they are open to learn something new. Most architects, contractors, electricians and engineers will not be specifically trained or experienced in this field.