Joachim Herrmann

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Joachim Herrmann

Certified Building Biology Consultant

Building biology Services started in 1993 (as Livspace), pioneering Buildingbiology in Australia.

While studying Biology with an emphasis on Ecology at the University of Hamburg, Joachim was also fascinated with sustainable and healthy building methods.

The world was slowly waking up to the fact the building materials and practices were not necessarily healthy and sustainable (asbestos, lead in paint, first energy crisis).

Concrete jungles destroyed peoples’ physical and social well-being.

While in New Zealand, he found and completed the original German course in Buildingbiology, which took a powerful holistic view on these issues.

Now, he offers the course as an English online course through the Australian Institute for Buildingbiology, and students all over the world enjoy the interaction with Buildingbiologists.

His first website launched around 1995, in the early years of the internet, and since then the business has slowly and steadily grown to what it is today.

The need for Buildingbiology has increased steadily with the environmental stress factors and people’s increasing sensitivity and awareness.

In the early ’90s, HF radiation from mobiles and wireless networks was barely an issue however today, much of our work comes from dealing with this health threat. 

The spreading of so-called Smart Meters and new mobile frequencies being the latest development.

It has been a very rewarding experience, being able to help his clients to live in a home (or workplace) free of environmental stresses, supporting their health and well-being.

Current western medicine is great at dealing with the symptoms of the disease.

In contrast, Buildingbiology takes a holistic preventative health approach that can help an individual’s well-being improve with a healthy and supportive environment that strengthens life forces, thus supporting the body’s ability to heal itself.

For more information, head to his website.