Natural Healthy Buildings: IBE 101
Meet Jeanne McLaughlin, BBEC, coordinator of the real-time mentoring program for IBE 101 students. Jeanne and her team are available to you daily throughout your studies, via dedicated phone line or e-mail, to assist you in learning how to detect and prevent the many environmental hazards found in homes, offices, schools, and commercial buildings. And they will guide you through, as well as evaluate and grade, your Final Written Report.
Topics covered in IBE 101, Natural Healthy Buildings, include Building-Biology and the Building Culture; the Environmental Situation; Biologically-Sound Building Materials; Construction and Building Methods; Heating and Thermal Insulation; Water and Water Pollutants; Air and Air Pollutants; and Electro-climate Issues.
When you enroll, we will ship the following materials to you: A printable textbook on CD, a Gauss meter, a Radon Test Kit, and a Water Test Kit (all of which this course will teach you to properly use), as well as two books that are required reading: Prescriptions for a Healthy House by Paula Baker-Laporte, Erika Elliott, John Banta and Lisa Flynn, and Homes that Heal by Athena Thompson.
This course, studied at your own convenience, takes the average part-time student approximately two months to complete (although students have completed it successfully in as little as ten days). The tuition for IBE 101, while usually $495, is currently being offered at a special discount rate of $395.
Please note: Students living outside of North America are asked to purchase an IBE Basic Membership ($45 USD) to help offset the cost of shipping IBE 101 internationally
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