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Building Biology Series: 1. Building Biology – so much more than just another Ecolabel - Bristol

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Join The Green Register in collaboration with Low Carbon South West for event one of four half-day technical sessions on Building Biology: how to achieve healthy living environments.

The subject of healthy buildings has been rapidly moving up the agenda in the construction industry recently, and The Green Register is excited to offer the UK’s first ever half-day series of training on Building Biology: how to achieve healthy living environments.

With the construction industry slowly recognising 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 the UK’s first ever half-day series of training on Building Biology and so support members and other practitioners to deliver healthy living environments.

  • When: Thursday 10th May, 1.30pm-5.30pm
  • Where:  DeskLodge, Bristol

Event One: Building Biology – so much more than just another Ecolabel

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. Designed around the 25 building biology principles and based on scientifically proven testing methods, the standard defines measurable criteria that allow to test whether the environment within our buildings is healthy for the end users. This session 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.

For further information about this event and the event series please visit The Green Register website.