Message from our Executive Director

What's new at our institute for October 2021

BBI-certified alumnus Misty Jordan, BBEC, EMRS has asked to step down from her director post on our board. Misty played a vital role in the formation of and as co-chair for two new board subcommittees. Her services are already sorely missed while we wish her well in her future endeavors.

We have moved the lectures portion of our Electromagnetic Radiation Seminar (IBE 212) online for this year (10 through 14 December 2021), out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. Also online will be our live (Zoom) Q&A and meter-use sessions (also in December, dates to be announced). Our in-person on-site labs will be scheduled for dates in the future when the restrictions and uncertainties have eased.

We have therefor raised the attendance cap for IBE 212, reopened enrollment, and will be welcoming up to ten additional new students. To enroll or to reserve your spot with a deposit or to read/download our seminar syllabus, please click here.

There’s still time to enroll in one or both of our Design & Build Healthy Seminars: Indoor Environmental Quality for New Construction (IBE 214) and Healthy Design & Community Planning (IBE 215). Each seminar will be held online, consecutively, with a one-day break in-between (04 through 07 October, 09 through 12 October). These seminars, as with all of our seminars, are open to people from all walks of life and require no prior training. They are also two of our three required seminars for BBNC (Building Biology New-build Consultant) Professional Certification.

To enroll in IBE 214, please click here; to enroll in IBE 215 please click here.

For information on Building Biology New-build Consultant Professional Certification, including a link to read/download our BBNC Program Prospectus, please click here.

Building Science/Building Biology Seminar (IBE 213): We are looking forward to returning our seminars to being wholly in-person on-site learning experiences in 2022, beginning with IBE 213 (04 though 08 April 2022). This is subject of course to the anticipated easing of COVID restrictions and uncertainties, as we continue to devote an abundance of caution to protecting the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. To enroll in IBE 213 for 2022, or reserve your seat by submitting a deposit, and/or to read/download our seminar syllabus for 2022, please click here.

AmazonSmile: You can support your favorite non-profit organization – Building Biology Institute, please! – and it won’t cost you a penny. Once you’re enrolled (for free), and you’ve selected Building Biology Institute as your preferred charitable organization, amazon will donate a percentage of your every purchase from their website to BBI. To enroll in AmazonSmile, follow the brief, easy 4-step instructions available here.

Our Building Biology Advocate (BBA) program continues to be a huge success at Algonquin College, in Ottawa, Ontario. Algonquin matriculated its second session of students, recently, building our institute’s total BBA enrollment at Algonquin alone to more than 500 students!