Building Physics and Building Biology

March 02 2020 - Santa Fe, NM

Building Biology, or Bau-biologie®, is a specialized branch of Building Science with human health as the central focus. This 5-day seminar explores the inter-relationships between human health, the built environment and planetary ecology. Attendees will learn about building physics, the interaction between air, moisture, toxins and humans within a built environment, and the uniquely holistic Building Biology approach to the built world. Students will learn to apply Building Biology criteria to evaluate building envelopes, and explore a number of alternative systems available in North America. Additionally, students will learn about healthy design strategies for passive heating/cooling, mechanical/electrical systems, and evaluate materials and finishes for their health impact. The instructors are experienced architects and/or builders in the natural building field.