You received this news mailing because you have shown interest in Building Biology. At the center for Building Biology, we consider it very important to introduce Building Biology in India, and in other parts of the world. In an era of rapid construction growth in developing countries, the impact on human health and the environment often receives insufficient attention. Building Biology emerges as a crucial discipline, bridging architecture with health to promote sustainable building practices that benefit both people and the planet. This holistic approach emphasizes the importance of natural building materials and designs that align with ecological principles, highlighting the deep connection between our living spaces and well-being.

The Center for Building Biology spearheads efforts to raise awareness and educate on Building Biology principles in India and globally. It advocates for a shift towards construction practices that prioritize sustainability and health, aiming to inspire architects, builders, and homeowners to embrace eco-friendly and health-conscious building methods.

Joining this movement means contributing to a healthier future for our planet and its inhabitants. Whether you’re involved in the construction industry or simply passionate about sustainable living, the Center invites you to share this knowledge, subscribe to updates, and contribute ideas. Together, we can foster healthier homes and lives through the principles of Building Biology, one step at a time.

The initial article serves as an updated version of a previous blog post, which has arguably grown in relevance. Its title is the conclusive sentence of an article by Wolfgang Maes, a pioneer in the field of modern Building Biology.

Ignorance does not protect against consequences

With the industrial revolution, humanity gained access to technologies that have a far greater potential for abuse and destruction than ever before. Authenticity and sustainability of natural building materials were overlooked in favor of convenience. As a result, environmental illnesses are a reality now, including sick building syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. These illnesses may not decrease our lifespan, but they certainly decrease our quality of life. Degenerative diseases are currently the number one cause of death in the modern world, and are often related to environmental factors.

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Understanding Electro-hypersensitivity, A call for compassion and empathy

In a world immersed in electronic devices, a significant yet overlooked group battles with Electro-Hypersensitivity (EHS)—a condition far beyond mere discomfort, causing serious illness and profoundly impacting lives. Face the realities of those with EHS and learn how adapting our digital practices can offer them relief and support. Join us in building a more inclusive and empathetic society. Recognize EHS and see how small actions can lead to meaningful change for those affected. 

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Recommended reading: Beyond Breath: Understanding and Tackling Indoor Air Pollution – A Practical Guide

Have you ever considered how the air inside your home might be affecting your family’s health and well-being? “Beyond Breath: Understanding and Tackling Indoor Air Pollution – A Practical Guide” brings to light a critical yet often overlooked aspect of our daily lives – the quality of the air we breathe indoors.

This enlightening book clarifies the hidden dangers of indoor air pollution, a silent threat lurking in our homes, schools, and workplaces. With a blend of scientific research and practical advice, it unveils the various sources of indoor pollution and their surprising impacts on health. The development of a child, both physical and cognitive, can be profoundly influenced by the air they breathe during their formative years. This guide offers a unique perspective on how indoor air quality can impact your well-being, touching upon crucial aspects of health and development.

Imagine a world where every breath taken indoors nourishes health and well-being, especially for the young ones growing up in these spaces. “Beyond Breath” is not just an exploration of problems but also a beacon of hope and solutions. It provides actionable steps and easy-to-implement strategies for purifying your indoor environment. Learn how to identify hidden pollutants and make lifestyle changes that significantly improve indoor air quality. This book empowers you with knowledge and tools to create a safer, healthier indoor environment for you and your loved ones.

Learn to transform your indoor spaces into havens of clean air and good health. “Beyond Breath: Understanding and Tackling Indoor Air Pollution – A Practical Guide” is more than a book; it’s a guide to a healthier future for you and your family. Let this be the first step in safeguarding the health and future of your children.

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Learning Opportunities

To learn more about building biology, there are a few possibilities.

the IBN correspondence course.

Since its inception in 1977, the IBN correspondence course has been at the core of the training program approved by the ZFU (Accreditation Agency of Continuing Studies in Germany) to become a certified “Building Biology Consultant IBN.” The primary mission of this program is to educate and enhance expertise in the domain of healthy, sustainable, and holistic building practices for living and working environments.

The IBN correspondence course offers an interdisciplinary educational experience for a wide array of professionals in the building industry, including architects, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, employees of construction firms, manufacturers and suppliers of building materials, housing agencies, property management companies, as well as healthcare professionals in environmental medicine. It’s also accessible to students from technical colleges and homeowners who are keen to deepen their understanding in this field. Even those new to building biology can join the course after consulting with the IBN, broadening their expertise in creating healthier and more sustainable spaces and potentially unlocking new career paths.

For those interested in exploring this unique opportunity to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable built environment, and to advance both personally and professionally in the field of building biology, we encourage you to visit this page for more information. This course not only aims to inform but also to inspire individuals to actively engage with and advocate for the principles of building biology in their communities and beyond. 
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Healthy Homes, Happy Lives

Our online course “Healthy Homes, Happy Lives” is a comprehensive yet accessible program aimed at a broad audience interested in improving their living environment. This intensive course equips participants with the skills to identify major health risks in their homes and unveils effective strategies to address them. Throughout the course, you’ll explore:

  • The risk factors present in our living spaces.
  • Ways to recognize, avoid, or reduce indoor pollutants.
  • Essential tools required to foster a healthier living environment.

We’re currently updating the course to make it even more engaging and informative. The new version will feature a series of video presentations complemented by a detailed theory book. Additionally, to enhance your learning experience and address your queries, we will hold live Q&A sessions at regular intervals.

We’ll keep you in the loop with updates via email as soon as the revamped program is live. Stay tuned for an enriching journey towards creating healthier homes and happier lives!
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Live Programs

Upon request, we can provide live programs tailored for groups, particularly beneficial for colleges eager to equip their students with supplemental knowledge on designing healthy living and working spaces. If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to share your contact information and a brief outline of your needs using the contact form on our website. In addition, we’re in the process of organizing a three-day live workshop specifically targeting electromagnetic pollution. Details regarding the schedule will be shared in due course. Stay tuned for updates and prepare to deepen your understanding of how to create safer, healthier environments free from electromagnetic interference.

Workshop on electromagnetic pollution

We are planning to organize a three-day summer school workshop on electromagnetic pollution in our homes. Throughout this workshop, you’ll learn about electromagnetic fields (EMFs), uncovering the different types that exist and their sources within our everyday environments.

Our sessions are designed to demystify EMFs and provide you with the knowledge to identify common devices and situations that contribute to electromagnetic pollution. More importantly, you’ll learn practical strategies to reduce your exposure and mitigate the impact of these fields on your health and well-being.

More details will be shared with you in a separate email as soon as the details are worked out.

Conversations under a tree.

Excited to share the first of three segments of the conversation with Divya Ravichandran had with René Janssen for her inspiring series, “Conversations Under the Tree.” It is a podcast  about building biology, with a special focus on electromagnetic pollution. Discover insights and learn more about how our environment impacts our health in ways we often overlook.

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Dust is a familiar term, yet it encompasses a range of complexities that are not immediately visible. Present in every nook and cranny of our homes, dust comprises numerous microscopic particles that influence the air quality around us. While it may be invisible, its impact on both our health and the environment is significant and real. For a deeper understanding of dust and its effects, we invite you to explore our blog titled “Dust.” This resource aims to demystify the subject, offering insights and practical advice on how to mitigate its impact on our daily lives.

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