Technical solutions to building environmental concerns

Building Ecology Research Group

Building-environment interactions and interdependencies are at the heart of Building Ecology



Building Ecology Research Group

We have helped hundreds of organizations create healthier, more environmentally-responsible buildings since the early 1970s and on indoor air quality since the late 1970s. Our work has focused on understanding the relationships between buildings, their occupants, and the larger environment -- Building Ecology. 

Since the early 1990s, we have focused on methods for determining the best approach to move toward the development of sustainable buildings. The practical approaches we developed are based on a systematic and scientific understanding of the issues facing the building community as well as everyone who occupies and uses buildings. We bridge between the latest and best science on indoor environmental quality as well as sustainability and those whose responsibilities include building design, construction, operation, management, purchase, or use.

2548 Empire Grade

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Hal Levin also published a monthly eNewsletter,   Since you are seriously interested in environmentally responsible building, we’d like to encourage you to visit the eNewletter site. will provide you with an expanded scope, going beyond indoor environmental quality.  You will find a variety of useful information on the built environment including topics on green building design, energy, life cycle assessment and other information to assist practitioners of sustainable design.’s target audience includes architects, engineers, building owners and managers, manufacturers, researchers, consultants, regulators and others involved in minimizing the adverse impacts of buildings on its occupants and the environment.  Our mission is to keep you abreast of the state-of-the-art technology and the governmental developments with hands-on tools and resources you can use to improve buildings’ performance while reducing negative impacts. will also provide you with a comprehensive list of environmentally responsible building links, a calendar of industry related events, and a review section that will save you time and money when deciding what publications to buy.

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