Biology and the built environment
Now conducting COVID- 19 Building researchIs your building safe? Participate in our COVID- 19 research to find out. Using environmental testing, we can help you evaluate the effectiveness of your strategies to reduce disease transmission risk indoors. LEARN MORE
At BioBE We:
Develop hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approaches to better understand the microbiome of the built environment
Research with the goal of improving human health and environmental sustainability
One of our sister organizations, the Institute for Health in the Built Environment, has been working hard researching how we can reclaim our society in a COVID world. The main focus is testing exhaust air for the virus and take that information to do more human testing and spatial testing of the built environments we spend majority of our lives in. Understanding and testing for what we cannot see with the naked eye allows us to be more proactive. This doesn’t just stop with COVID-19 either, this technique allows for testing of exhaust air for other viruses like influenza. The big picture is that this allows for safer stability in reopening, as well as a future of combating viruses beyond the medical field by testing exhaust air throughout our workplaces, schools, etc.