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Why KRíA?

We spend 90% of our time indoors, making a building our third skin. Statistically, indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 (sometimes up to 100!) times more polluted than outside air. The US Environmental Protection Agency ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers to public health. Alarming concerns rise around electromagnetic radiation: most studies across the globe demonstrate significant biological and health effects associated with exposure to anthropogenic EMFs.

Is your space safe and healthy? Does it support and promote the wellbeing of the inhabitants, especially children and including pets? Can we improve it?

Using standards of Building Biology, KRíA will help you answer these questions and assess your residential or commercial space for any potential impact on human health.

Today principles of Building Biology are leading the way of a holistic home environment all over the world. This is by far the safest and most trustworthy approach for everyone that chooses to make their home and office safe and healthy.

Services

The aim of our on-site evaluations is to aid in creating a living/working environment that is in harmony with you and any humans and pets that spend time there.
All our services are personalized based on the specific needs of the client. We follow The Holistic Building Biology survey protocol according to the standard of building biology testing methods.

  • Home Inspection
  • Office Inspection
  • Real Estate Inspection
  • Consultation/Public Presentations

Electromagnetic Radiation Assessment

EMF assessment covers detection, measurement and mitigation advice of the three types of EMF: RF – wireless, high frequency radiation; electric fields; and magnetic fields.
All our assessments are conducted with professional grade Gigahertz Solutions meters, made in Germany, and specifically designed for Building Biology™ Electromagnetic Radiation Specialists.


Healthy Environment

Healthy Environment assessment includes air quality, electromagnetic radiation, and building biology standards compliance evaluation.


Sleep Sanctuary & Nursery

Sleeping areas and nursery are the most important areas of the house, associated with long-term risks and most sensitive window of opportunity for regeneration and growth for the little ones.
Our goal is to help you create a safe environment supporting healthy rest, healing, and growth.

Office Inspection


Electromagnetic radiation assessment in a work environment includes detection, measurement and mitigation advice of the three types of EMF: RF – wireless, high frequency radiation; electric fields; and magnetic fields.
All our assessments are conducted with professional grade Gigahertz Solutions meters, made in Germany, and specifically designed for Building Biology™ Electromagnetic Radiation Specialists.

Real Estate Inspection


New construction, pre-purchase, pre-rent, remodeling projects assessment for Building Biology standards compliance, including EMR and air quality.

Consultation / Public Presentations


Primary service area is greater Los Angeles, we are based on the Westside. Available for long distant service calls.
We also travel internationally, so please check in with our schedule if we are coming to your part of the world.

Building Biology

What is Building Biology?

Building Biology (or Bau Biologie – “building for life” from German) is the study that originated over 45 years ago in Germany out of the necessity for a healthier space for a human to live and work in. The dwellings that were built all over the country after World War 2 were constructed quickly and cheaply, which was perfect for the time, accommodating great housing needs for the post-war population. However, something wasn't right about those new houses. There was a noticeable correlation between certain illnesses that studies were able to associate with living in the newly constructed dwellings.

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Principles

FOUNDATION OF BUILDING BIOLOGY:
25 PRINCIPLES TO FOLLOW FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Principles of Building Biology are based on the foundational idea that nature is the golden standard. No matter when and where these principles are being used and applied, their underlying philosophy will remain the same, as long as nature remains, and humans are a part of it. The 25 principles that Professor Anton Schneider and Wolfgan Maes originally identified continue to be the guiding principles to this day.

  • Site and Community Design
  • Occupant Health and Well-Being
  • Natural and Man-Made Electro-Magnetic Radiation Safety
  • Environmental Protection, Social Responsibility and Energy Efficiency

Site & Community Design


1. Verify that the site is free of naturally occurring health hazards.
2. Place dwellings so occupants are undisturbed by sources of man-made air, soil, water, noise and electro-pollution.
3. Place dwellings in well-planned communities that provide ample access to fresh air, sunshine and nature.
4. Plan homes and developments considering the needs of community, families and individuals of all ages.

Occupant Health & Well-Being


5. Use natural and unadulterated building materials.
6. Allow natural self-regulation of indoor air humidity using hygroscopic (humidity buffering) building materials.
7. Assure low total moisture content and rapid desiccation of wet construction processes in new buildings.
8. Design for a climatically appropriate balance between thermal insulation and thermal storage capacity.
9. Plan for climatically appropriate surface and air temperature.
10. Provide for ample ventilation.
11. Use appropriate thermal radiation strategies for heating buildings including passive solar wherever viable.
12. Provide an abundance of well-balanced natural light and illumination while using color in accordance with nature.
13. Provide adequate acoustical protection from harmful noise and vibration.
14. Utilize non-toxic building materials that have neutral or pleasant natural scents.
15. Use appropriate water and moisture exclusion techniques to prevent interior growth of fungi, bacteria, dust and allergens.
16. Assure best possible potable water quality by applying purification technologies if required.
17. Utilize physiological and ergonomic knowledge in interior and furniture design.
18. Consider proportion, harmonic measure, order and shape in design.

Natural & Man-Made Electro-Magnetic Radiation Safety


19. Minimize indoor interference with vital cosmic and terrestrial radiation.
20. Minimize man-made power system and radio frequency radiation exposure generated from within the building and from outside sources.
21. Avoid use of building materials that have elevated radioactivity levels.

Environmental Protection, Social Responsibility & Energy Efficiency


22. Construction materials production and building processes shall provide for health and social well-being in every phase of the building's life-cycle.
23. Avoid the use of building materials that deplete irreplaceable natural resources or are being harvested in an unsustainable manner.
24. Minimize energy consumption throughout the life of the building utilizing climate-based and energy efficient design, energy and water saving technologies and renewable energy.
25. Consider the embodied energy and environmental life cycle costs when choosing all materials used in construction.

Testimonials

  • Lausanne

    Traveling a lot for work and sleeping at random hotels, it's important to me that my own sleeping space is a sanctum where I can fully unwind and restore.
    I was so excited to learn that Albina was coming to Switzerland. She checked my bedroom and reassured me that I was in a safe environment, as long as I wasn't charging my phone close to my bed and it was in airplane mode when I went to sleep :) I also got rid of my Wi-Fi and haven't missed it a bit.

    A.K., Switzerland
  • Barcelona

    We wake up more rested after you cleaned our flat from the electromagnetic radiation. Now we can go out and dance longer because we sleep better! Thank you!

    J.P., Spain
  • Los Angeles

    I feel so blessed that I have had the house evaluation done! Apparently, I had problems throughout the house and after they were identified, I felt uneasy until an electrician came and finally fixed them.
    Knowing how harmful EMFs are, especially for children, made me feel paranoid, and then extremely peaceful and content, when all our readings were within the required range, according to the Building Biology standards.
    Now when I have people stay at our house, they all comment on how wonderful they sleep and feel here. It’s no surprise, as we don’t have any EMRs and, thanks to hiring Kria people, even our bedding is all organic and health-friendly! So grateful!

    E.K., USA
  • Topanga

    We were very happy with our home inspection by Kria. Albina gave a very informative walk-through of our house. She pointed out issues & provided easy solutions to minimize exposure to electric fields.
    We were happy to hear that our house was very safe in regard to RF, so it really was just a few electric fields that ended up being a concern. We have been sleeping with the electricity off in our bedroom since her visit and have had a much deeper sleep than usual & have felt much more rested in the morning.
    I think everyone should get an inspection like this.
    I highly recommend Kria as Albina is both a professional, knowledgeable & an incredibly sweet person.

    E.C., USA

  1. Lausanne
  2. Barcelona
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Topanga
Idea of KRíA was born on the bridgeland between Eurasia and America, in Iceland, where krias, - fascinating sea swallows, - create their nests.

About Us

KRíA was founded by Albina as a call to action to do something that had a tangible positive impact for people. She started her career as a journalist, working in three countries, then received her MBA in oil & gas finance and accounting, and worked as a director in a national non-profit. Surprisingly enough, that diverse experience created fertile soil to study and pursue Building Biology professionally, getting certified as a Building Biology Environmental Consultant and Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist.

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Contact Us

Let's talk and see how we can help

Call: +1.323.451.1909 E-mail: hi@thekria.com

What is Building Biology?

Building Biology (or Bau Biologie – “building for life” from German) is the study that originated over 45 years ago in Germany out of the necessity for a healthier space for a human to live and work in. The dwellings that were built all over the country after World War 2 were constructed quickly and cheaply, which was perfect for the time, accommodating great housing needs for the post-war population. However, something wasn't right about those new houses. There was a noticeable correlation between certain illnesses that studies were able to associate with living in the newly constructed dwellings.

Professor Anton Schneider, Ph.D. was the first to address the problem in an organized way and in 1976 founded the Institute of Building Biology and Ecology in Neubeuern, where the subject of safe and healthy living space for a human was addressed in a methodical scientific order.

Today principles of Building Biology are leading the way of a holistic home environment all over the world. This is by far the safest and most trustworthy approach for anyone that chooses to make their homes and offices safe and healthy.

Why Building Biology?

More people move towards and choose a healthy lifestyle. Smoking (conventional cigarettes) is way outdated today, organic food market is flourishing as demand for it is growing, yoga and meditation became popularized to the point of becoming a mainstream activity. As per the safety and health of our homes and offices, attention to it is usually given after something goes wrong. And it's understandable, as an adverse effect of an unhealthy dwelling is usually silent and invisible in the beginning. In fact, some of the health problems might never "officially" find the link to the real cause hidden in the living or working environment of a person.

People reach out for the help of a building biology specialist when:
◦ they are not feeling well or experience sleep disorders and don’t know exactly why
◦ they are educated about the negative effects of EMR and want to make sure they are not subjected to it
◦ a new baby or children are in the house
◦ moving to a new home
◦ they are ready to increase well-being and productivity in a business setting
◦ they consider or suspect being environmentally or electromagnetically sensitive

Building Biology provides a holistic approach to the environment humans are living or working in. This includes vision of a sustainable future; well-being of neighbors, communities, and the world as a whole; striving for a fully healthy living environment, not limited just to the use of nontoxic building materials; caring about the health of occupants, not just the “green” approach.

About Us

KRíA was founded by Albina as a call to action to do something that had a tangible positive impact for people. She started her career as a journalist, working in three countries, then received her MBA in oil & gas finance and accounting. Surprisingly enough, that diverse experience created fertile soil to study and pursue Building Biology professionally, getting certified as a Building Biology Environmental Consultant and Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist.

“When a living space is healthy, it simply feels good. When people feel good, they are in better moods and reflect it in their relationships. Good positive relationships create love, mutual understanding, and peace,” – explains Albina. – “As a mother myself, I know the value of it, especially while raising children. A healthy environment is a key foundation not only for the physical well-being of children and adults, but also for their psychological, mental development, and overall happiness!”

KRíA's projects expand from home environment to offices, hotels, schools, and any space where health and well-being of people is a priority. When job requires, there will be other professionals involved: building biologists, electricians, mycoremediation specialists and others. KRíA even has a marketing support team for businesses to promote their evaluated healthy spaces. All KRíA specialists come with years of experience, a high-level of knowledge, and passion for what they do!

Disclaimer

The primary purpose of this website is to educate and inform.
The views or opinions expressed do not constitute medical or other professional advice or services.
KRíA, its employees, partners, suppliers or affiliates do not claim to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition or disease and accept no responsibility or liability for any action that may be taken or any losses and or damages in connection with the use of this website, KRíA’s assessments, reports, or consultations.