InteriorsWhen it is time to furnish a home or office, it's really not as simple as a quick trip to Ikea.  The design and functionality of furniture are critical elements of an indoor environment. Unfortunately, buying decisions are too often based on cost and/or aesthetics, with little thought to health and wellness.

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This course explores proven methods for choosing furnishings, incorporating topics of biological relationships between furniture and indoor climate, synthetic materials and the physiology of furnishings, accident avoidance/prevention, handicapped and special needs dwellings, and safety in children's play areas.

Successful completion of this course conveys 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 15 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of four lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $105 USD.

tuition$105.00 USD. You will be asked to login or create a free IBE account. To earn continuiong education credits (CEUs) for this course, you must complete its online exam successfully.

 

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Noise ProtectionA barking dog at midnight, neighbors arguing during dinner time, a jackhammer in the morning; these are all too-familiar examples of noise pollution, an often overlooked element affecting the health and well-being of home dwellers, office workers, and school children. Explore the sources and effects of sound on human health and wellness, the inter-relationship between sound and vibration, how to meter, identify, and mitigate or abate sound sources and harmful effects, and proven sound absorption and protection methods.

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Successful completion of this course conveys 15 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 15 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of three lessons, which can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $105 USD.

tuition$105.00 USD. You will be asked to login or create a free IBE account. To earn continuiong education credits (CEUs) for this course, you must complete its online exam successfully.

 

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LightingLight is the fundamental source of energy driving all life, and as such, one of the most woefully overlooked elements of dwelling construction.  From Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to vitamin D deficiencies, a lack of sunlight and incorrect interior lighting has dramatic effects on our health and spirit.

 

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This course will study the biological needs for natural and artificial light in both living and work environments, and the methods for using each. Topics include Natural Light Basics; Light Exposure and Physiological Effects; Glazing Properties; Natural and Indoor Light Summary; Incandescent, Fluorescent, and Other Lamp Types; Light Treatment; Light Fixtures; and Lighting Design.

Successful completion of this course conveys 20 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 20 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of twenty-one lessons, which can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $140 USD.

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Natural ColorsIt doesn't take an artist to choose life-nurturing colors for an indoor space, but it does take knowledge.  This course explores the wonderful world of colors and how they play a vital role is our daily lives, forming the fundamental elements of art and culture, as well as having real and measurable effects on biology. Topics discussed in this course include the History of Color; Color Terminology; Color & the Human Mind; Color & the Human Body; and Building Biology-Centric Color Advice for the Home and Workplace.

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Successful completion of this course conveys 10 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 10 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of nine lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $70 USD.

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BSBasicsA good education begins with solid fundamentals, and this course delivers!  Explore the history of building physics, also known as building science, and how to treat the home as a unique holistic system. Topics discussed in this course include Building Science Theory; House as a System; Thermal Properties; Air Movement; and Moisture Movement.

 

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Successful completion of this course conveys 7 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 7 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of seven lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $49 USD.

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Building Biology BasicsJust like the buildings we study, your Bau-Biological education should rest on a solid foundation.  In this course, we will explore the history, goals, philosophy and application of Building Biology, including its origins in Germany as Bau-Biologie. The holistic approach to designing, building and maintaining homes and offices is examined and put into practice in ways that are mutually beneficial to human occupants and the global environment. Also discussed are today's building culture, the 25 Principles of Bau-Biologie, what makes a building biologist, and Building Biology Professional Guidelines.

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Successful completion of this course conveys 4 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 4 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of ten lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $49 USD.

tuition$79.00 USD. You will be asked to login or create a free IBE account. To earn continuiong education credits (CEUs) for this course, you must complete its online exam successfully.

 

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My Baby's EnvironmentDid you know that on average, Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors? This startling statistic holds from cradle to grave.  In fact, infants are likely to spend even more time indoors than children and adults, and with their immune systems still under development and skulls far thinner than those of adults, they are the most susceptible among us to health hazards presented by their indoor environment. This is why it is vital to ensure their environment is safe and health-supporting.

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This course will help you to become more fundamentally aware of environmental factors that may affect a newborn's health. More importantly, it will provide concrete steps for making a baby's environment healthier and safer. Topics discussed included My Baby's Breath; Paint for Baby's Room; Flooring and Furniture for Baby's Room; Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups; Lights On, Lights Off? ; and Leave Those Shoes at the Door.

Successful completion of this course conveys 7 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 7 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of ten lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $65 USD.

tuition$65.00 USD. You will be asked to login or create a free IBE account. To earn continuiong education credits (CEUs) for this course, you must complete its online exam successfully.

 

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