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Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution


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Can our understanding of the science of biophilic design help create healthier buildings? Is biophilic design a truly sustainable solution? Join us to see amazing examples and learn more!

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Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution – Part 2

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Can our understanding of the science of biophilic design help create healthier buildings? Is biophilic design a truly sustainable solution? Join us to see amazing examples and learn more!

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Published on: January 17, 2017

Average: 4.5 (31 votes)


Please watch Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution – Part 1 before watching this course.

The term “biophilia” is gaining a lot of attention since it’s been part of the WELL Building Standard following the footsteps of the Living Building Challenge. Join us to learn how biophilia has developed over time, and what science has to say about it today. Your knowledge about this emerging field of design will expand your toolkit, incite innovative ideas, and give you a unique perspective. By the end of this course, you will understand how biophilic design impacts health and wellbeing as well as the bottom line, and how you can use biophilic design in your own work.

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  1. Understand how biophilia can influence design
  2. Investigate how biophilic design can impact human health
  3. Learn how to apply biophilic design to your own work
  4. Explore the potential economic benefits of biophilic design
  5. See powerful examples of biophilic design in the real world
  6. And ask why biophilic design now

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The innate tendency in human beings to focus on life and life like processes is biophilia.

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Power BI offers a paid ‘Pro’ license, but many of us can get by happily with a free license.

In this webinar I’m going to show you what’s possible using only the free features.

I’m confident you’ll be blown away as we build these two dashboards.

Biophilic Design is a relatively new strategy which is just beginning to enter the international sustainability conversation. It holds great potential to improve our built environment and especially our places of healing.

Join us as we define biophillia, understand what biophilic design is and analyze biophilic design principles in this introductory course.

How Will The Webinar Work?

Everyone who registers will also receive on-demand access to a recording of the webinar and the handouts.

To attend the webinar, all you need is an internet connection, a web browser and speakers or headphones

Certificates of completion are issued after the webinar & CE hours are automatically reported to USGBC & AIA!

Presented By Lilli Fischer

I started out my career as an environmental educator at the Alice Ferguson Foundation. I took kids outside into the woods and down to the banks of the Potomac River, and together we discovered our place in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and saw many of plants and animals we share it with.

I moved to New York City to pursue a master’s of science in Sustainable Environmental Systems at Pratt Institute, which I completed in December. Last summer took a position with Terrapin Bright Green working with the biophilic design team on case studies, blogs, and independent research.

I looked at several outstanding examples of biophilic design from New York City to Singapore and China. I investigated how biophilic design could improve the guest experience and dwell time in the hospitality industry, and blogged on the potential for biophilic design and biophilic rehabilitation programs to improve outcomes in the United States prison system.

Several months ago I met Jeslin Varghese, one of the founders of GBRI. We discussed my piece Prison, Nature, and Social Structure, which was published on Terrapin’s blog, and found we shared many ideas. By the end of our conversation, we had the nascent concepts for several courses one of which is the course you’re about to embark on.

1 review for Biophilic Design: A Truly Sustainable Solution

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    Great course! It explains very well biophilia and shows how to implement it into architectural design. Very engaging and great learning achievement. I recommend it to all architects, designers, sustainability experts and project owners. I look forward to part 2 – Johanna Truestedt,
    Project Leader, M Moser Associates

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