Message from our Executive Director

What's new at our institute for May 2022

Chris Bell is stepping down after serving fourteen years on our board of directors. During his tenure Chris chaired or co-chaired several of our conference planning committees; he also developed and taught a Building Biology undergraduate course, the first of its kind at an accredited North American University. Chris’s unyielding dedication to our mission will be sorely missed. Please join us in wishing Chris good fortune in his future endeavors.

I am pleased to announce that Stephanie Kerst and Ryan Blaser have joined BBI’s board of directors. Stephanie and Ryan are already at work as co-chairs of a board subcommittee charged with deepening and broadening our social media outreach and exposure. To read their bios please click Stephanie and Ryan.

We will soon be launching our 16-module EMR webinar series online, featuring a deeply comprehensive series of sixteen videos on how to identify and mitigate Microsurge Electrical Pollution (MEH), aka Dirty Electricity. All 16 modules will be available at once, written and produced by Advanced EMR Seminar co-instructor Mitch Marchand, EE, EMRS. Each of Mitch’s 16 modules will convey BBI Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Our students and staff were thrilled to gather and commune for our first in-person seminar in over two years: IBE 213 Building Physics/Building Biology. Building Biologist Diana Schultz worked closely with management and staff at our beautiful new lakefront venue, Kanuga Retreat & Conference Center, to help ensure every attendee’s health and comfort: overnight rooms and our classroom were cleaned only with distilled white vinegar and water, EMF sources were disabled or diminished to meet Building Biology standards, and vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, and gluten-free meals were served three times a day.

Our next online seminar is IBE 211 Indoor Environmental Quality, written and taught by Stephen Collette, BBEC, BBNC, LEED AP, CAHP, BSS, scheduled for 13 through 17 June 2022. Click here to download our seminar syllabus and/or to enroll.

Our next on-site seminar is IBE 212 Electromagnetic Radiation, scheduled for 26 through 30 September 2022 at Kanuga Retreat & Conference Center. Click here to download our seminar syllabus and/or to enroll.

Our Course of the Month for May is Microsurge Electrical Pollution (Dirty Electricity), available for 50% off the published tuition throughout May 2022. Click here for details and to enroll; to read our free MEP factsheet click here.

Are you an Amazon Prime member? Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of your every purchase to Building Biology Institute? All you have to do, if you’re a Prime member, is go this page to enroll for free in AmazonSmile and then select Building Biology Institute as your preferred nonprofit. It’s really that simple to start donating support to BBI without spending an extra penny. And you’ll feel good doing it!

We are proud to announce our partnership with Northern Lights College, in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. NLC will soon be hosting our entire curriculum on their website in service to underserved and indigenous communities throughout Canada. Combining this with our partnership with Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, we are continuing to expand our institute’s mission for the convenience and learning of all.