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Biophilic design is a human-centered strategy aimed at creating environments that connect with our innate predisposition to prefer nature and in particular natural elements associated with safety and abundance. A hospital that incorporates biophilic design can reduce stress and create spaces that are comfortable and calming for patients and their loved ones.
What You Will Learn
- Examine the impact of stress on healing.
- Define Biophilic Design and its six elements.
- Discover how biophilic design attributes, such as daylighting and views of nature, impact hospital patients, visitors, and staff.
- Learn how LEED for Healthcare, The WELL Building Standard, and The Center for Health Design incorporate biophilic design attributes into their guidelines.