Stephen Collette, BBEC, BBNC, LEED AP, CAHP, BSSO, co-instructor with Paula Baker-Laporte of IBE 213, and co-instructor with Alex Stadtner of IBE 211, is a Certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant, and principal of Your Healthy House, based out of Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. Stephen is a retired straw bale builder, having worked on two dozen straw bale structures across Ontario and Quebec, from small cottages to 13,000 sq. ft structures and everything in between. Stephen has an engineering background and became passionate about healthy housing when his family became ill due to exposure to mold. Stephen conducts indoor environmental inspections on houses and other buildings to determine health impactors based on building science and environmental health concerns.
Stephen is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) with the Canada Green Building Council. He holds a Building Science Certificate from the University of Toronto and is a certified Building Science Specialist of Ontario. As a consultant Stephen helps people make healthier, more environmentally friendly building choices. A published author, he writes and lectures across North America on healthy, natural and green buildings. Please visit his website at www.yourhealthyhouse.ca.