New Straw Bale Home in Calistoga, California. We installed shielded low-EMF wiring for this beautiful wine country home while it was being built — at very little extra cost to the electrical installation. The meter panel and switch is located far away at the entrance to the property, and all wiring to and from the house is underground. Magnetic fields inside the home average 0.1 milligauss or less. Electric fields when measured with the body voltage method measure 0.1 volts or less from the wiring. Combined with the extensive use of natural materials, low VOC paints, and the insulating properties of the straw bales, this new eco-home is a model of modern healthful construction.
A. What is “Low-EMF” Wiring?
“Low-EMF” wiring (sometimes also called “EMF-Free” wiring) is a special electrical wiring system which uses specific methods and materials — which meet and exceed the requirements of the current National Electric Code — to greatly reduce the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted from electrical wiring, lights, appliances, meters and panels. (Click this link to purchase Michael’s “Low-EMF Wiring Guide”.)
Materials: The selection of specially shielded cables, boxes and conduit systems to reduce both the electric and magnetic fields.
Methods: The proper techniques to eliminate stray currents, grounding problems, and wiring errors that often cause high magnetic fields.
Location: The optimum placement of wires, meters, and panels to minimize exposures by distance.
Shielding: The added shielding of meter panels, transformers, refrigerators, appliances, and other sources as needed.
B. Design Consultations…
We offer professional consultations to assist you in the design and installation of low-EMF wiring for your new construction or remodel project. With proper planning, your shielded low-EMF wiring can usually be installed at little added cost when compared to conventional wiring systems.
Nationally, we provide consultations via telephone to help guide homeowners, electricians, designers and architects in the proper design and installation of this special wiring system. In California, we provide onsite consultations and detailed written specifications for the installation of EMF-Free wiring for your particular construction project.
All design consultations are performed by Michael R. Neuert, an engineer and electrical contractor with over 14 years of practical experience in the reduction of EMFs from electrical wiring, panels and other common sources. To arrange a site visit, schedule a telephone consultation, or request a quote, please call our office at 707-578-1645 or 800-638-3781.
C. Installation of Low-EMF Wiring…
In the San Francisco Bay Area: Unfortunately, Michael is now too busy with his EMF consulting/teaching activities to actually install the wiring for local clients, as he had done in previous years. However, he can still guide and oversee your own local electrical contractor to them install low-EMF wiring properly for your new and remodel building project, anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. He still provides the specialized electrical services needed to troubleshoot high EMF emissions in existing buildings and repair any wiring problems that are causing the high levels. Please contact our office for information on wiring services.
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