Baubiology (Building Biology) is the study of the holistic interrelationships between humans and their (built) living environment. Today, our living environment is defined by the spaces and buildings we have created for ourselves. Most of us take great care when it comes to what we eat, where our food comes from, what we give to our children, and how we keep fit etc., but when it comes to construction the focus is only very rarely on the human being, their health or wellbeing. Very often the focus is predominantly cost-driven and economic viability – low maintenance costs and short payback periods are typically the key drivers for developments. On average we spend about 90% of our time indoors and 30% of our time in bedrooms. With these exposure times even low concentrations of potentially harmful substances can affect our health in the long term and cause chronic diseases. More vulnerable inhabitants like children and elderly persons are particularly exposed to this risk. Baubiology is about managing this risk.
The Building Biology Association UK, based in Exeter, Devon, is a national educational and research not-for-profit organisation, which has been set up to promote healthy building awareness to the general public as well as the construction industry. The organisation is linked to many similar Healthy Building organisations around the world to share knowledge and experience.
Gale & Snowden Architects, having been pioneering healthy building design for over 20 years in the UK, are the founding members of the Building Biology Association UK. They have become the first Building Biology Consultancy in the UK to be officially accredited by the Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (IBN) in Germany.
The Building Biology Association stand will be located at stand B157, below.
The Building Biology Association Exhibition at London Excel follows on from success at the Exeter Self Build Show at Westpoint on September 12th and 13th earlier this month.
If you are at London Excel
during the show we would be pleased to see you – come over and say hello!
The Building Biology Association, Exeter Bank Chambers, 67 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3DT. 01392 279220
|The Building Biology Association stand will be located at B157