Step Beyond Green ~ to Healthy


We're building a 1,800 sq ft healthy home in just 3 days! And it's all for you!  The continued rise in the number of people affected by cancer, autism, asthma and other health conditions is disheartening. More than 16 organizations have found that building materials and construction methods may be causing these illnesses - places like the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Breast, Harvard School of Public Health and Autism Speaks to name a few. However, the general public lacks education about how their homes can be causing serious health issues.


This year, Source 1 Project Solutions and partners (listed below!), are educating the public about this very topic. In order to make it memorable, we're building a 1,800 square foot healthy home at the 2016 Metropolitan Building Association (MBA) Home Building and Remodeling Show.  You can even see what's behind the walls!  


Believe it or not, air flows through our walls, ceilings, and between floors in our homes. Why is that important? Because the glues, insulation, plastics and debris behind your walls may be flowing into the rooms where you eat, watch TV, play and sleep. The finishes and fixtures in your home, mechanicals and water systems in your basement, and exterior finishes and landscaping are equally important and may be giving off chemicals and other debris that could be wreaking havoc with your respiratory system, nervous system, reproductive system and more.  


Step Beyond Green to Healthy @ 2016 MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show

January 8th – 10th, 2016

Click here for more information about the MBA Home Builing & Remodeling Show. 





2016 Step Beyond Green to Healthy Partners!

These companies are rockin' it out to build a 1,800 square foot house in just 3 1/2 short days!  Well, actually they're 3 1/2 long days for these super stars but you'd never know it by their smiles!


"The means by which a building is constructed may affect the quality of the indoor air. The choice of materials, component detailing and material installation play a role in potentially affecting the air quality. Building materials may be sources of pollution within the indoor environment." -Berkeley University of California


Source 1 Project Solutions

Design & Construction Management

Lead for Step Beyond Green to Healthy!

Jonathan Synovic


A. Fillinger

Custom Cabinetry & Millwork

Ryan Fillinger


AMC Countertops

Countertop Fabricator

Corey Brand



Bliffert Lumber & Hardware

Lumber Yard & Hardware Supplier

Dean Erickson



Brad Jensen Homes



Caesarstone USA

Countertop Material Supplier

Karen Spohr



Carpetland USA Flooring Center

Flooring Material & Installation

Jesse Neibauer



Coates Electric


Brody Coates




Appliances, Plumbing & Lighting Fixtures

Quinn O'Day



Gross Heating & Air Conditioning

Heating & Cooling

Alan Ruesch



James Hardi

Siding Supplier

Pawel Zurkowski


JB Custom Drywall


Jon Brown



Marvin Windows & Doors

Window & Door Supplier

Jeff Van De Hey



MLH Consulting

Personal Home Appliance Professional

Mary Lee Hannan



On The Level

Finish Carpentry

Jim Schickert



Perfection Plus Painting

Painting & Staining

Phil Arrigo



Skeleton Crew Motion Pictures

Video & Photography

Dan Ramsey



Tamko Building Products

Roofing Supplier

Mark Erdman




Stain Supplier

Lyn Jackson



Villani Landshapers

Landscaping Materials & Installation

Julie Metzger



Water Doctors

Water Filtration & Purification

John Atlee



Wisconsin Insulation

Insulation Material & Installation

Keith Terry




Professional Cleaning

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It Takes a Team
It truly takes a team of healthy designers, product distributors, trade contractors and a general contractor to build healthier. We're not talking about "green" building, which is better for the environment. We're talking about "healthy" building, which is better for people. Healthy building is one step in living a healthier lifestyle.


Building healthier is more than selecting product. It's having a team that understands how the installation and construction of the home and workplace is going to affect people. The team must have the abilty to think through day-to-day construction situations and make educated choices. The team must have strong working relationships and plan placement of electrical, water, heating system, etc in a manner that is healthier for people. The team must be lead by a general contractor that understands that the order of operations can have a significant affect on people, and have the ability to lead execution of healthy construction practices. No one trade or company can do it alone.