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EcoBalance and Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature

EcoBalance and Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature

4.65 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)


This course explores the innovative ways building designers and architects are mimicking nature, using a sustainable design methodology called Biomimicry, to find solutions to some of the our biggest environmental challenges, such as depletion of nonrenewable natural resources, overpopulation, and climate change.

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Can our planet meet the needs of a global population, currently at 7 billion people and growing, without being permanently damaged? Can we look to nature for clues as to the best ways to adapt buildings so they have minimal environmental impact? Can buildings mimic the natural world to achieve enhanced performance and at the same time be in perfect sync with nature? This course explores the innovative ways building designers and architects are mimicking nature, in a strategy called biomimicry, to find solutions to some of the environment’€™s biggest problems, like depletion of non-renewable natural resources, over-population, and climate change. It looks at the use of ecoBalance Design as it applies to residential and commercial buildings and landscaping, and major private and governmental projects. You may be quite surprised at what a termite mound can teach us about ventilation!

17 reviews for EcoBalance and Biomimicry: Inspired by Nature

  1. 5 out of 5


    Very inspiring presentation!

  2. 4 out of 5


    Well done! Thanks for taking the time to go through the terms. It was very helpful to understand what these really mean.

  3. 4 out of 5


    I recommend can give more case study about how they translate natural world to the more recently modern architecture, like 2015, 2016.

  4. 5 out of 5


    very informative and interesting fact sheets

  5. 5 out of 5


    Great info and not too technical for non scientists. :)

  6. 4 out of 5


    Really enjoyed it and some pretty neat architecture and products. Inspiring.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Excellent!, finally since Bucky Fuller a full realization of an accessible basic learning tool with the orgs and companies involved. Graphics and presentation well done, project examples perfect but maybe should include some ancient man made sites, also maybe a mention of Gaudi principles….but time is of essence also.

  8. 5 out of 5


    great subject

  9. 4 out of 5


    Very good course, but the quiz needs editing – there are some glaring errors.

  10. 5 out of 5


    very thought provoking

  11. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful presentation. I am keen to learn more about biomimicry!

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  13. 5 out of 5


    Informative and inspiring course with great examples of how to apply biomimicry principles to design.

  14. 5 out of 5


    By far the most interesting and most professionally presented webinar I have taken so far. Love it!

  15. 5 out of 5


    Excellent course. Great information on practical applications

  16. 4 out of 5


    Informative and interesting. I was introduced to several resources and ideas I would not have otherwise known about. Biomimicry is definitely a principle to strive for

  17. 4 out of 5


    I found this course to be a truly informative course on Biomimicry, which once completed, provides the audience with ample examples of successful implementations, followed by cutting edge resources, prepared for both architects and non-architects, and tips on how to integrate biomimicry characteristics into your own designs. Flow of the slides and commentary provided keeps the audience engaged and interested. As a full disclosure, one of the 16-case studies provided includes HOK’s pro bono work, known as “Project Haiti”, and HOK’s “Genius of Biome” Research Report, that is publicly available.

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  1. Understand and learn the concept of bio-mimicry and eco balance.
  2. Analyze biomimicry strategies.
  3. Learn how biomimicry can be applied to the built environment.
  4. Analyze projects for the effectiveness of these strategies.