Bau-Biologie®: Building Biology
As long as people have lived on this planet they have had to build themselves shelter. And over thousands of years, they have not only managed to do so, but have created outstanding buildings at the same time.
What went wrong so that today we find conditions that make people, living in modern buildings, ill? Why should we have such difficulties recognising the cause of these problems? Why are we unable to relate our physical discomforts to the hazardous conditions existing in our homes and workspaces, or to out improper use of food and clothing? When such problems have been recognised, why are people so apathetic about taking the proper measures to bring about changes necessary to improving their survival?
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Bau-Biologie is the medium to help people recognise the problems and provide the solutions to overcome them.
In 2001 Helmut Ziehe, the father of Bau-Biologie in America came to my sister-in-law's home in Ojai, California and spent the afternoon with us going through the concepts of Bau-Biologie. Helmut was originally an architect in Germany constructing buildings in the conventional way until he came across a Bau-Biologie study programme.
What he learned from this caused him to cease being an architect and instead champion Bau-Biologie. He translated the Bau-Biologie course into English, brought it to the USA in 1987 and promoted Bau-Biologie all over the world until he retired in 2004.
What is Bau-Biologie?
Literally “The relationship between buildings and life”. Bau-Biologie, a term coined in Germany, is a word used to describe a movement promoting the use of healthy building principles as a means to improve living and work spaces and the health of people who occupy them. Bau-Biologie literally means, "Building Biology." Both terms are now used interchangeably and both have exactly the same definition -
"how buildings impact life and the living environment."
Bau-Biologie is about creating a healthy home from the ground up, or healing one that's already there. The phrase was coined in Germany in a field of building science that investigates the indoor living environment for a variety of irritants. Practitioners consider the living environment as an organism, and believe its functioning can produce a restful or stressful environment. Two of the major areas focused on by practitioners are indoor air quality and electromagnetic fields.
A Bau-Biologist is a researcher, architect, engineer, and doctor, all in one. He or she offers a preventive and healing medicine and a creative and unifying influence. A Bau-Biologist is a worker in the global effort to solve the problems that come from modem ways of building and settlement planning—ways that disregard nature and human culture.
The Institute for Bau-Biologie offer a comprehensive Home Study Course. The information is vital information for HOME OWNERS, anyone in the BUILDING TRADE and ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE PEOPLE as it can make a 100% difference to your life.
Anyone registering for the course can do so directly with The Institute for Bau Biologie. Vicky Warren, the current Executive Director has offered anyone coming through Resources For Life a 5% discount on the courses if they use our reference 221 when they register online.
Naturally healthy buildings, healthy air water and materials, electromagnetic radiation.
The course subjects cover include Electro-smog, Indoor Climate, Healthy Buildings, Environmental Basics, Building Physics, Ecological Design, Living Environment, Building Materials, House Systems and Structural Components. It can be done as a complete certified course, or you can simply take those modules that interest you.
This certification is highly recommended for professionals and individuals who design, construct or remodel homes, or anyone with an interest in the health of buildings such as Feng Shui practitioners, environmental consultants or even those of you wanting to make your home a safer place for yourselves and your family. Course participants will learn what kinds of hazards a house or office may contain, how to detect them, what to do about them and best of all, how not to cause them.
AIR – what you don’t see can make you sick. Find out what contaminants may be present and how to get rid of them.
WATER – what’s in your water and what you can do about it.
MATERIALS – learn to evaluate building materials using criteria not considered in our world today. Find out which materials are safe to use and which to avoid. This section reviews everything from windows to walls to floors and the materials that cover them.
ENERGY – what you need to know about magnetic and electric fields and how to counteract their effects. Learn safer methods of wiring and lighting. Find out the dangers of cosmic radiation and radioactive materials used in construction. Learn to use a Guass-meter to measure AC fields.
RESOURCE GUIDE – where to go for services and products that align with the Bau-Biologie philosophy. This section is continually updated.
The course is organised in an easy to follow, step-by-step approach to ensure understanding and completion of the programme. Students receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the course. It takes the average student about two months to complete, the record being two weeks.