Building Biology Course IBN


IBN professional education for building biology is now available in India in a revised English version, through a partnership between the Centre for Building Biology (CBB) in Auroville, India, and IBN Germany.


Since 1977 the Building Biology Course IBN has been at the core of the ZFU-approved training program to become a “Building Biology Consultant IBN.” (ZFU = Accreditation Agency of Continuing Studies in Germany) The main mission of the program is to educate and promote competence in the field of healthy, sustainable, and holistic building practices in living and work environments.


The Building Biology Course IBN provides an interdisciplinary educational opportunity for building professionals such as architects, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff members of construction companies, building material manufacturers and suppliers, housing agencies, building management companies, as well as (environmental medicine) health care professionals, but also for students from e.g. technical colleges and homeowners. This Building Biology Course is also open to newcomers in this field after consultation with the IBN. It will increase your competence in the field of healthy, sustainable, and holistic building practices as well as open up new career opportunities.


 Possible career opportunities include:

  • Consulting services for private, public, and commercial contractors or companies (e.g. construction companies, building material manufacturers, building trades)
  • Building design, construction, and remediation with a focus on building biology, ecology, and energy efficiency
  • Offering building trades with a focus on building biology aspects
  • Distribution and/or manufacturing of building materials, building elements, building systems, installations
  • Holistic consulting services for patients and cooperation with health care professionals
  • Realtor for green housing with a focus on building biology aspects
  • Outreach work (articles on subject matters, presentations, Internet, etc.)
  • Offering seminars and workshops

E-learning offers many advantages such as worldwide accessibility, up-to-date information, forum, chats, and multiple choice questions to check learning progress. 

For guests, Course Module "Indoor Climate" and "practicing Building Biology" is available for free. First click here and then click "Log in as a guest".

Course curriculum

Building Biology I

01 Introduction to Building Biology
02 Living Environment and Location
03 Indoor Climate
04 Natural Building Methods
05 Environmental Performance and Ecolabels
06 Wood Preservation and House Pests
07 Building Biology Assessment of Building Materials and Building Science
08 Heating and Ventilation
09 Plumbing Systems and Water-efficient Strategies
10 Energy efficient Building Design

Building Biology II
11 Electromagnetic Radiation
12 Electrical Wiring
13 Air and Air Pollutants
14 Noise, Sound Insulation, Architectural Acoustics
15 Building Design
16 Architectural Physiology and Building Safety
17 Light and Lighting
18 Natural Colours and Finishes
19 Building Regulations, Engineering Standards, Quality Assessments
20 Practicing Building Biology


More information about the Building Biology Course IBN can be found here.


In order to enroll on the course, please download, complete and return a Participation Agreement form. Once received, the IBN will send an invoice for the online course element.

The Participation Agreement should be returned online by emailing the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or posted to:


Institut für Baubiologie + Nachhaltigkeit

Unabhängige private GmbH

Erlenaustraße 24

83022 Rosenheim



You can also express your interest by sending a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Full Course fee will be 2100 Euro. (approx. ₹ 1.5 Lack).

Special discounts for students of universities and colleges, couples,unemployed and groups.

Cooling Off Period - There is a no questions asked 14 day cooling off period after application submission.


IBN Building Biology Consultant qualification

If you would like to earn the designation Building Biology Consultant IBN or Building Biology Consultant IBN/BBC, you must also successfully complete the IBN-approved accompanying seminars and a final examination. These seminars and examinations can be done in India, facilitated by the CBB. 

Booking and fees for these seminars and written examination will be arranged separately, through the CBB. Please get in touch for more information.