Conscious Building Design Workshop Series


hosted at the Ojai Design Center, 111 W. Topa Topa St., Ojai CA  93023

limited to 11 participants - registration required    

   

Repeating Workshop


Introduction to Bau-Biologie® (Building Biology)
& Conscious Building Design

(date to be announced)


Bau-Biologie® (Building Biology), was brought from Germany to North America by the renowned architectHelmut Ziehe, to help create healthy homes, schools, and workplaces, free of toxins in the indoor air and tapwater, and electromagnetic pollutants. The principles of Bau-Biologie® help to create built environments that support and encourage human health and wellness. It is an understanding of the vital, complex relationship between the natural and built environments, and the means for merging these complementary environments into greater harmony.


With nature as the Gold Standard, buildings can be inspired by sacred geometry and natural archetypes, co-creating with nature rather than conquering it - designing from the outside in.


This workshop will include handouts of the 25 Principles of Bau-Biologie®, and a link to the online Healthy Home Quiz to help to identify issues in your home or workplace.

 

Presented by

 

Jon Cotham - Healthy Eco Home / Jon Cotham Construction            

  • Certified Institute of Bau-Biologie® & Ecology (IBE) - Building Biologist Environmental Inspector & Consultant (BBE)
  • Certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) - Building Analyst Professional
  • Certifed EPA Lead-Safe RRP Contractor
  • Infraspection Institute Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer   


Cynthia Louise Grier - EcoLogic Life

  • Certified Build It Green Building Professional
  • B.A. Interior Environmental Design
  • IBE Member & Building Biology (Bau-Biologie®) Practioner Student

PLEASE NOTE - DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MINIMUM ATTENDANCE

register here

Name of attendee/s
 
 

Past Events

Recipe for a Green & Gorgeous Kitchen - Inside & Out

Wednesday, June 19, 2013  5:30 - 7:00 pm 


Cooking up ideas for a kitchen remodel that is beautiful, eco-friendly, and healthy may be a daunting task. There are so many choices, and it can be a difficult to sort through the maze of greenwashing about materials and finishes. As with any good recipe, kitchen design planning starts with understanding the ingredients, and then carefully blending just the right amount of each.


To help you get a better understanding of the ingredients available, EcoLogic LifeStyle Design and EcoLogic Life – green design resource center in Ojai will host a presentation on Wednesday, June 19th,from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, as part of the Conscious Building Design workshop series. The presentation “Recipe for a Green and Gorgeous Kitchen – Inside and Out”, will explore some of the best eco / healthy options for materials and finishes, as well as inspire you with examples of finished projects and the latest trends for 2013.


Designer Cynthia Louise Grier will present information on materials such as cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, tiles, hardware, finishes, and paints, along with some ideas on dinnerware, furniture, upholstery textiles, and table linens. An in depth comparison of countertop options will reveal factors such as durability, maintenance, degree of “green”, and price. Cynthia Louise will also have samples of materials, design boards, and digital renderings of her eco / healthy kitchen and bath interior designs on display.


Special guest, Diane Squire of DJ Squire Designs in Ojai, will also show some of her outdoor kitchen designs in both 3d and 2d imaging software. Diane will discuss how she can assist with imaging & design ideas for your outdoor spaces.


This presentation will be held at the Ojai Design Center, located at 111 W. Topa Topa Street, Ojai, CA  93023. Space is limited to 11 participants with preference to those who pre-register. Pre-registration is online at http://ecologiclife.com/workshops/. Arrive by 5:15 pm to register at the door. The workshop fee will be $10. For more information email info@ecologiclife.comor call 805-648-2626.

 

 

Energy Upgrade Community Showcase  

Wednesday, November 9th, 2013 in Camarillo
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Camarillo Ranch  
 
Jon Cotham will be a showcased Certified Energy Upgrade California (EUC) Contractor at this event in Camarillo. Energy Upgrade California (EUC), CHF Homebuyers Fund (CHF) and the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) will host a community forum to celebrate the partnership between these organizations in Ventura County.  

The event will highlight the details of the EUC program, the benefits of the available financing and grants through CHF and the services VCREA provides with particular emphasis on how these programs benefit homeowners, the construction industry and the greater community.

 
Your Home as an Eco System 
Stay Warm, Stay Healthy, Save Money
Thursday, November 10th, 2012 in Ojai
The Ojai Retreat 
160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA  93023
 
 
Beyond Green - Building Biology.  Learn about a holistic approach to healthy, eco-friendly, money saving energy assessments and upgrades, and how to accelerate your return on investment with rebates, grants and financing.

Jon Cotham, founder of Healthy Eco Home (dba) / Jon Cotham Construction, will discuss how you can thrive in buildings that are healthy, safe, efficient, quality, sustainable, comfortable, and harmonious.  An overview will also be given to the Energy Upgrade California rebate program and other incentives currently available.

Based on a 20 year history of Building Science principles through training as an Institute of Bau-Biologie & Ecology - Certified Building Biology Consultant & Inspector, and as a Building Performance Institute - Building Analyst Professional, Jon focuses his practice on considering your house as a whole system, and eco system of sorts, and how to keep the system in balance.  The ecology of building... building that is closer to nature.   
 
 
Your Home as an Eco System 
Stay Warm, Stay Healthy, Save Money
Wednesday, December 7th. 2012 in Ventura
FREE SEMINAR starting at 7:00 pm 
Hosted by 
EcoLogic Life - green design build showroom
56 S. Oak St., Ventura, CA  93001
 

Beyond Green - Building Biology.  Learn about a holistic approach to healthy, eco-friendly, money saving energy assessments and upgrades, and how to accelerate your return on investment with rebates, grants and financing.

Jon Cotham, founder of Healthy Eco Home (dba) / Jon Cotham Construction, will discuss how you can thrive in buildings that are healthy, safe, efficient, quality, sustainable, comfortable, and harmonious.  An overview will also be given to the Energy Upgrade California rebate program and other incentives currently available.

Based on a 20 year history of Building Science principles through training as an Institute of Bau-Biologie & Ecology - Certified Building Biology Consultant & Inspector, and as a Building Performance Institute - Building Analyst Professional, Jon focuses his practice on considering your house as a whole system, and eco system of sorts, and how to keep the system in balance.  The ecology of building... building that is closer to nature.   
 



We look forward to hearing from you!

805.208.2598   jon@healthyecohome.com


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