Joachim Herrmann

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.

By now, we can offer the updated course as an English online course through our Australian Institute for Buildingbiology, and our students enjoy the interaction with Buildingbiologists all over the world.

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 90’s, 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.

Is has been very rewarding to help my 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 disease. In contrast, Buildingbiology is taking a holistic preventative health approach, we believe that well-being can be much improved by a healthy and supportive environment that strengthens life forces, thus supporting the body’s ability to heal itself.