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Founded on the Principles of Bau-Biologie® (Building Biology), brought from Germany to North America and the rest of the English-speaking world by the renowned architect Helmut Ziehe, our mission is to help create healthy homes, schools, and workplaces, free of toxins in the indoor air and tapwater, and electromagnetic pollutants.

We guide both the general public and working professionals (architects, builders, engineers, physicians and other health care practitioners, design consultants, etc.) to an understanding of the vital, complex relationship between the natural and built environments, and teach them the means for merging these complementary environments into greater harmony.

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We must all strive to Go Beyond Green & Sustainable to creating built environments that support and encourage human health and wellness. The following documents are available here for cost-free download:

25 Principles of Building Biology

Healthy Home Standard for Conventionally Built Homes

Standard of Building Biology Testing Methods (SBM 2008-C)

IBE Brochure: Making Better Choices for Healthier Environments

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The International Institute for Bau-biologie® & Ecology is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, founded in 1986, and solely responsible for this online learning center's content and management.

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