We are delighted to be offering the UK’s first ever half-day series of training on Building Biology and so support members and other practitioners to deliver healthy living environments.
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 founded in Germany in 1983 developed the Building Biology Standard (SBM).
The most recent standard (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.
Our 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, tthe 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, material suppliers etc trained internationally to create interiors which promote life within the built environment. We believe this course will be a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of healthy building design.
Event Three: Building Biology - Compliant Services Design. Air, water, comfort, energy
This session will cover ventilation, DHW, heating and plumbing. Without doubt, good ventilation is key for a healthy indoor environment. But equally the way we heat our buildings, how we distribute heat and how we ‘treat’ our potable water within a building contributes to a healthy environment. The right heating strategy can minimise the spillage of dust, fibres and bacteria to the indoor air.
A well considered lighting design minimises the impact on our melatonin cycle (body clock) and promote a healthy sleep. This seminar covers the basics behind a building biology compliant, resource efficient, healthy services design that can also be applied to Passivhaus projects including examples from build projects.
- 14 March 2019 am – Building Biology 1: So much more than just another Ecolabel
- 14 March 2019 pm – Building Biology 2: Compliant Material Specification
- 21 March 2019 am – Building Biology 3: Compliant Services Design
- 21 March 2019 am – Building Biology 4: Testing Methods and the SBM2015
The course is also being held in London on 15th and 29th November 2018.
On average we spend about 90% of our time indoors and 30% of our time in bedrooms. With these exposure times even low concentrations of potentially harmful substances can affect our health in the long term and cause chronic diseases. More vulnerable inhabitants like children and elderly persons are particularly exposed to this risk.
TGR / ASBP Members: All four sessions: £225 / Per session £65
Non-Members: All four sessions: £350 / Per session £99
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