What is a Building Biologist?
The study of Building Biology involves a comprehensive evaluation of buildings and how they enhance or detract from the health of the occupant. When the building fails to protect and nurture, the occupants can begin to feel sick, develop chronic health problems, or in extreme conditions, may even die, as a result of health complications brought about by unhealthy conditions within the building.
Each Building Biologist and Environmental Consultant (BBEC) is required to take 200 credit hours of course work and successfully complete exams, attend training seminars, perform lab work, and conduct field training under the supervision of a mentor. Once certified, continuing education is required to stay current with industry changes.