More than 150 different ‘eco labels’ are currently in use in the UK for marketing of all sorts of products and materials – from household goods to building products and entire buildings. It has become a game of ‘Top Trumps’. The more we tick as designers the more sustainable our buildings, when in fact most of these labels are only industry driven sales tools with little practical benefit for the project or end user. The building biology standard (ie SBM 2015) has no intention to add to this. This standard is all about the environment we create within our completed buildings.
With the construction industry starting to recognise that good buildings enhance occupants’ physical and mental health while those which are poorly designed can be negative for well being, we are delighted to be offering a series of training events in partnership with the Green Register on Building Biology to support architects, engineers, builders and other construction professionals to deliver healthier and more productive environments for their clients.
The Building Biology movement is growing with over 6000 architects, doctors, surveyors, material suppliers etc trained internationally to create interiors which promote life within the built environment. This course will be presented by SE3D’s Tomas Gaertner – a chartered practicing architect, experienced Passivhaus designer and certified Building Biology Consultant.
The SBM 2015 was designed around the 25 building biology principles and based on scientifically proven testing methods, the standard defines measurable criteria that allow to test the environment within our buildings and to demonstrate that it s healthy for the end users. The Green Register will be hosting two events in November in London. These sessions will outline the 25 building biology principles, give an overview of design strategies to meet this challenging standard, how other UK performance-, eco- and health standards compare and which of them are useful when assessing materials and products. The sessions will give detailed information on materials specification, building and services design and also critically reflect on the latest scientific research in this field. It is a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of healthy building design covering both residential and commercial building design.
For more information and to book your place please visit the Green Registers website: https://www.greenregister.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=441&reset=1