In the 20 years The Green Register has been operating, construction professionals have come to understand that buildings need to enhance our physical and mental health: healthy building is an essential aspect of sustainable design.
It is a wide-ranging subject, from healthy indoor air quality through to some less well-understood issues such as electromagnetic radiation exposure.
It is essential that the science behind these issues is understood and this series of four half day Building Biology seminars – the UK’s first ever – provides the scientific evidence for all key aspects of healthy buildings.
Delivered by certified Building Biologist and architect Tomas Gaertner, practitioners will gain a deep and thorough understanding of:
- Design process of healthy buildings
- Technical standards
- Good practice guidance
- Specific measurement methods for indoor air quality
- Measurement and evaluation of electromagnetic radiation exposure and assessment of possible health risks
- Case Studies illustrating best practice
Buildings today often contain inherent chemical, physiological and biological risks as a result of materials and processes employed by the construction industry in a drive to minimise costs and build times. Simultaneously the UK currently falls behind European and International standards of best practice concerning the use of many materials.
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.
The course is presented by Tomas Gaertner, one of the experts in the field. Tomas is an architect, certified Building Biologist IBN and founding Director of the Building Biology Association, the UK Partner of the German Institute for Building Biology IBN. He is also a director of SE3Design a design led RIBA chartered practice specialising in human-centred, ecological and sustainable design.
The Building Biology movement is growing with over 6000 architects, doctors, surveyors and material suppliers trained internationally to create interiors which promote life within the built environment.
TGR / ASBP members: All four sessions: £225 / Per session £65
Non-Members: All four sessions: £350 / Per session £99
To book, visit the links below:
- 6 February 2020 am – Building Biology 1: So much more than just another Ecolabel
- 6 February 2020 pm – Building Biology 2: Compliant Material Specification
- 13 February 2020 am – Building Biology 3: Compliant Services Design
- 13 February 2020 am – Building Biology 4: Testing Methods and the SBM2015
These events are supported by ASBP.