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Institute for Baubiologie & Ecology

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Environment

Mission: At IBE we believe that human health and wellbeing are intrinsically linked to the materials in our homes and commercial buildings, as well as to the air, water, and electromagnetic fields in our indoor environments. As a cutting-edge environmental learning center, we inform and guide both the general public and working professionals about how to create healthy, energy-efficient homes and workplaces.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: Various other programs regarding best practices for identfying and remediating hazards to human health such as indoor climate, cell phones, electrical home wiring, etc. Also certification classes for bbec, bbp, and emrs.

course in indoor air and water quality that teaches best practices for identifying and remediating hazards to human health.

course in electromagnetic radiation that teaches best practices for identifying and remediating hazards to human health.

natural healthy building seminar that teaches building design and construction best practices to avoid or minimize indoor hazards to human health.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Colleagues of mine pestered me to get involved with this group for a long time. I was very skeptical that they could offer anything new or useful for me and distrusting of any groups/organizations based on past experiences, and thought that it would be a waste of my time. I couldn't have been more wrong. When I attended courses, met the volunteers and the other students that make it all possible - I was absolutely blown away! If you're into natural health, wellness, organic living, and environmental responsibility...this is the organization to be a part of.

There are so many people doing so much work on a volunteer basis all for the same goal. The group is run extremely well, everyone gets along and really cares and wants to make a difference in the world. Simply the best group of people I've ever encountered in my life. I was drawn in immediately and have wanted to help and be a part of it ever since!


Board Member

Rating: 5

This Institute (IBE) has an extraordinarily important role to play in educating the public about the critical role that buildings have in human health. IBE is the only place I know of where all the information concerning creating health supporting buildings is collected for the public. I became concerned about the indoor environment in 1987 when both wife and I were made environmentally ill by our home and work environments. I found out about IBE in 1988 through a magazine ad. IBE was the answer to my prayers. The Institute provided the information I need to realize that our home was poisoning us with electromagnetic radiation and with chemicals from defective building materials. And it provided the information needed to correct the problems. My life would not be the same without IBE.


Rating: 5

Volunteer position with the institute to to help oversee the on-line courses & in-person seminars. I help with editing, proof reading & course content. I also am part of a committee to plan future seminars for graduated & returning consultants so they can re-certify their standings with the institute. The main goal of the institute is to educate the public on the health impact o the built environment & what to do about it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bau-Biology is about the study of healthy buildings and about the relationship between our bodies and our built environment. Coming over from Germany over 20 years ago, translated as “Building Biology”, this non-profit organization is dedicated to educating and informing those searching for healthy living practices. The Institute trains and certifies Bau-Biologie Environmental Consultants to practice the 25 Principles of healthy living spaces, which include indoor air quality, electro-magnetic fields, healthy building materials and furnishings in a holistic view with Mother Nature as the ultimate guide. When I found Bau-Biology I knew I had discovered an organization with the broadest perspective yet on sustainable healthy environmental living practices, not just what is ‘green’ but what is HEALTHY for human bodies AND the planet. After completing the certification program, I became one of the many Building Biologists across the continent performing assessments of homes and work places, using advanced meters and measuring equipment. We are not just talking about what is green and healthy, we are revealing actual health hazards and exposures in specific living spaces, making the invisible visible. With this valuable information people have choices. This non-profit organization is uniquely poised to assist and educate the public, provide in-depth training for aligned professional fields, and assist health care practitioners by doing ‘the house calls’ to find sources of potential health hazards and reduce exposures to adults and especially to children. I highly recommend the educational coursework, online classes, and many dedicated professional Building Biologists in the field, all working toward empowering the general public with knowledge to improve our buildings, our homes, our communities and our health.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came to the Institute of Bau Biologie back in the early days of its existence, having met and been taught by the founder. As a student of Feng Shui, I received invaluable information regarding keeping our homes and buildings green and ecologically sound. I received certification in a home study course and became an Environmentally Aware Feng Shui Practitioner. As a result, I have been able to assist and educate others to keep their homes green and safe healthwise. The information and work of the Institute of Bau Biologie is invaluable, increasing awareness and understanding.


Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

To all, IBE has been a significant influence in my life in the last few years. I am a Naturopathic Doctor from Ontario, Canada and am now living and practicing with my family in Seattle, Washington. I began my association with IBE as a student in 2007 and attained my BBEC certification in 2008. I then joined the Board and served for approximately one and a half years. IBE is an exceptional learning institute with exceptional people associated with it. I cannot recommend it more highly! Caroline Bearss ND BBEC


Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very pleased with the curriculum, and teachers I had for the courses. I learned a lot and have used my new knowledge to help others and also earn income.


Rating: 5

IBE's mission is so vital that it's the only motivation I needed from Day One to fully embrace IBE's vision. With the world's attention turning (yet not nearly fully turned) to sustaining and healing our global environment, IBE stands alone in teaching both the public and working professionals to examine the indoor environment's potentially virulent impact on human health and wellness. Bravo, IBE! The countless people you educate and guide are the white knights of our children's future.