Bau Biologie – The First Green Building Movement
Materials that are not natural don’t resonate with us, and therefore don’t nourish us – they deplete us. Nature is our ultimate guide.
The role of our buildings is to shelter us from climatic extremes without sacrificing the life-nurturing balance that nature has perfected over eons. Building Biology is both the science and the philosophy that holds nature as the gold standard against which healthy human-built indoor environments must be measured.
The natural environment is a delicate balance of chemical, electrical and biological energies that has sustained life through the millenia. Humans, along with animals, thrive in natural environments with temperature variation, humidity range and complexity of colors and shapes. Understanding the forces that create and maintain both a stimulating and healthy environment and recreating these conditions within indoor environments to nurture us is the work of building biology.