Designing and Building a Healthy Home or Office

Helpful Resources – Dr. Rea’s Books

Optimum Environments for Optimum Health & Creativity:
Designing and Building a Healthy Home or Office
Published: December 2002

  • book size: 8 1/2 X 11, 350 pages
  • chapters: 13
  • colored photos: 225

A valuable resource full of pictures, building illustrations, and environmental research data for anyone who wants to design and build a healthy home, office or creative work space.

  • building illustrations: 85
  • data images and tables: 60
  • references

Contains research data, medical treatment, and building experience conducted by Dr. William J. Rea and his patients over the last 30 years at the medical treatment facility – Environmental Health Center-Dallas, Texas.

Chapters include information and building guidance for: identification of less polluted materials; outdoor air/ location; foundation and basement; exterior, framing, roofing, insulation and electrical wiring; garages, outside storage rooms, and workshops; light and color; thermal comfort; indoor air quality and air pollution; interior construction; heating, cooling and ventilation; water; sauna, physical therapy and massage; and a homebuyers/renters checklist.