Message from our Executive Director

What's new at our institute for Autumn 2022

A huge thank you and congratulations to our students and staff for completing our EMR Makeup Lab Sessions with remarkably immersive results: 94 students arrived in sequential waves throughout a 17-day period to receive crucial hands-on meter use and interpretation training that was postponed for nearly two years due to COVID. This was an historic achievement that merged our students’ patience and passion for learning with eleven months of planning by our instructors, their support team, and our mighty corps of volunteer lab leaders. Uncountable kudos from our board and me to all who were there.

Our upcoming seminars are filling fast, both online and in-person sessions:

(2 seats available, IBE 214, online): Indoor Environmental Quality for New Construction: Join instructor Stephen Collette’s in-depth 4-day exploration of the principles and practices essential for designing or renovating homes that both support human health and restrict structural inefficiencies that invite toxic intrusions detrimental to human health. This seminar is one of three required for earning BBNC (Building Biology New-build Consultant) professional certification. 14 through 17 October 2022. To download this seminar’s syllabus and/or to enroll, click here.

(5 seats available, IBE 215, online): Healthy Design & Community Planning: Join co-instructors Paula Baker-Laporte and Andrea Allen Sis’s in-depth 4-day exploration of the principles and practices essential for designing homes, schools, neighborhoods, and communities that support and encourage wellness and human and planetary health. This seminar is one of three required for earning BBNC (Building Biology New-build Consultant) professional certification. 19 through 22 October 2022. To download this seminar’s syllabus and/or to enroll, click here.

(0 seats available, IBE 312, in-person): Advanced Electromagnetic Radiation. This seminar is enrolled to capacity. Should you wish to be added to our waiting list and be notified in the event of a student cancellation, please write us by clicking here. This seminar is one of three required for earning EMRS (Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist) professional certification. 12 through 16 December, Kanuga Retreat & Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina. To download this seminar’s syllabus, click here.

(For 2023, 16 seats available, IBE 213, in-person): Building Physics/Building Biology: Join co-instructors Paula Baker-Laporte and Andrea Allen Sis’s in-depth 5-day exploration of 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. This seminar is one of three required for earning BBEC (Building Biology Environmental Consultant) and EMRS (Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist) professional certification. 03 through 07 April 2023. To download this seminar’s syllabus and/or to enroll, click here.

Our Course of the Month for October is Water Quality & Treatment, available for 50% off our published tuition throughout October 2022. Click here for details and to enroll.

Our Membership and CEU (Continuing Education Units) databases will soon be fully automated thanks to the efforts of board member Sonia Hoglander and her team. Beginning the first of next year our students, alumni, and patrons will be able to track and renew their professional credentials and renew or upgrade their BBI Membership standings effortlessly. Further details will be published this autumn, preparing all participants with new tools and support.

Our 16-module EMR webinar series has launched online, featuring a deeply comprehensive series of sixteen videos on how to identify and mitigate Microsurge Electrical Pollution (MEP), aka Dirty Electricity. All 16 modules are available, written and produced by Advanced EMR Seminar co-instructor Mitch Marchand, EE, EMRS. Mitch’s 16 modules convey 10 BBI Continuing Education Units (CEUs). To learn more and to enroll 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!