Seminar: Building Physics/Building Biology – 2025

April 7, 2025 — April 11, 2025  |  8:30am—5pm

This 5-day seminar will show you how to create a home that supports human health, the natural environment, and planetary ecology in one fell swoop. Explore with us the dynamic interaction between the climate, the built environment, and the impact of that built environment upon the occupant and the ecosystem. Join us on this 5-day exploration of materials, furnishings, and finishes, heating and cooling systems, thermal and moisture movement, building envelopes, and safe, sustainable, technologically sound methods and practices aligned with The 25 Building Biology Principles.

Download the syllabus: synopsis, daily schedule, logistics, etc.

Co-instructors Paula Baker-Laporte and Stephen Collette are looking forward to welcoming you to the recently remodeled Kanuga Retreat & Conference Center, in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This venue has been thoroughly vetted by Diana Schultz, BBEC, EMRS to ensure its buildings and its surrounds meet or exceed Building Biology standards for a health-supporting environment. Reserve your room and meals through us to enjoy our substantial group discount.

Enrollees from all backgrounds and education levels are welcome and encouraged to attend, learn, and enjoy this 5-day seminar. You are encouraged to lodge on-site at the seminar venue. Room & board fees include a private room with private bath. All meals are made from scratch, on-site, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. This event is also one of three required seminar modules for completing BBEC/BBNC/EMRS certification.

Enroll/Reserve payments are refundable up to 30 days prior to the first day of classes; Room & Board/Meals Only payments are refundable up to 2 weeks before the first day of classes. All monies stated herein are represented in US Dollars.


$1,765: Click here to pay (you’ll be prompted to login or to create a free BBI account)
$425: Reserve your space (you’ll be prompted to login or create a free BBI account).
$1165: Click here to pay (you’ll be prompted to login or to create a free BBI account)

Please note: Kanuga Retreat & Conference Center management asks that you please book your lodging and make all meal arrangements through our institute. Should you have special lodging requests, such as a guest house or cabin with multiple bedrooms, or special dietary requests, simply contact us at

BBI reserves the right to deny/rescind enrollment, whether first-time or continuing, to students it deems to present the actual or anticipated risk of being or becoming disruptive of our program presentations, and/or a distraction for our students from what they have come to us to learn and experience.