A wholesome house for a healthy life
In the last century, many chemicals have been introduced as construction materials, building practices have been changed, electrical power has become part of each house, and more recently wireless communication has been introduced rapidly. This resulted in many sick buildings, causing many chronicle ailments and allergies. It creates a climate where major and minor illnesses can flourish. Building biology is about creating healthy, beautiful, and sustainable buildings in ecologically sound and socially connected communities. This course will teach you the basics of building biology.
Building biology places the individual in the center of their living environment. Human health and well-being are of great importance.
What will you learn in this live class?
- This course is a live online training, which will give space for questions, and discussion. Although various topics will be taught, the purpose is that students learn how to think for themselves.
- Recognizing possible health-related building practices, how to avoid risks, and to improve the quality of the indoor climate. During the course, students are requested to work on integrating the lessons learned in a fictional design, which will be discussed during the last session of the course.
- Learning the basics of building biology can be a start for further deepening of knowledge about designing houses and curing sick building
The following subjects will be discussed:
- Introduction (What is building biology, history, and environmental health)
- Guidelines (nature, the 25 principles of building biology, the SBM2015)
- The indoor climate (air quality: composition, temperature, humidity, ventilation)
- Chemical and biological pollutants (formaldehyde, VOCs, heavy metals, particles, molds)
- Electromagnetic pollution (electric fields, magnetic fields, dirty electricity, wireless communication)
- Noise and light.
- Biological properties of building materials.
- Putting it all together (evaluation of designs)
Who should take this live class?
- This training is especially meant for those involved in the design of living environments: Architects, architecture students, interior designers, homemakers, planners, and so on. Although some knowledge of building practices may be helpful, it is not actually needed.
- For professionals, it will be a valuable addition to their portfolio. Clients will be grateful when knowing that not only esthetics and functionality are included in their design, but also that health aspects are being considered.
A discount of 10% is available for those subscribing before 1 February 2023.
Please add the coupon code “EarlyBird” at checkout.