With the construction industry slowly recognising that good buildings enhance occupants’ physical and mental health while those which are poorly designed can be negative for well being, the Green Register are delighted to be offering the UK’s first ever half-day series of training on Building Biology.
Building Biology is the holistic study of the interrelationships between humans and their man-made environment. It is the science of creating healthy, life enhancing buildings. The Institute of Building Biology and Sustainability was founded in Germany in 1983 and from this the Building Biology Standard (Standard der Baubiologischen Messtechnik / SBM) was developed. This standard (most recently SBM-2015) gives an overview of the physical, chemical and biological, risks encountered in different parts of a building. It offers guidelines on how to: perform specific measurements for other environmental factors such as indoor air quality; measure and evaluate electromagnetic radiation exposure and assess possible health risks.
The Green Register’s new half-day Building Biology Series offers a unique opportunity to learn about Building Biology to a level lower than that delivered by the longer, highly regarded and internationally recognised IBN Building Biology Consultant Course run in the UK by the Building Biology Association.
The course is presented by Tomas Gaertner, one of the experts in the field. Tomas is an architect, certified Building Biologist, founding Director of the Building Biology Association and a Director of Gale & Snowden Architects and Mechanical Engineers.
The Building Biology movement is growing with over 6000 architects, doctors, surveyors, material suppliers etc trained internationally to create interiors which promote life within the built environment. The Green Register believe this course will be a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of healthy building design.
To book, visit the links below:
- 15th November 2018, 10:30-13:15 – Building Biology 1: So much more than just another Ecolabel
- 15th November 2018, 14:00-17:00 – Building Biology 2: Compliant Material Specification
- 29th November 2018, 10:30-13:15 – Building Biology 3: Compliant Services Design
- 29th November 2018, 14:00-17:00 – Building Biology 4: Testing Methods and the SBM2015
These events are supported by ASBP and the Natural Fibre Insulation Group.