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Nature’s Marvels: Innovation in Natural Building Design

Nature’s Marvels: Innovation in Natural Building Design

4.79 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)


Product Description

Nature’s Marvels will illuminate the power in biomimicry, a new paradigm in design and innovation – a design philosophy and process that studies nature’s biology and imitates these models to solve human design problems.


Join us to learn about biomimicry with examples of designs and systems that mimic nature’s design lessons; including natural forms, models, measures, and biological processes to deepen sustainable methodology. Examine the built environment with our expert instructor to identify how biology systems can be used as blueprints to solve design problems in the architectural and engineering spheres more sustainably and how they can fit within the parameters of LEED. Examine innovative design solutions that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul by emulating nature’s 3.8 billion years of time-tested patterns and strategies.

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  1. Define biomimicry and identify its relationship to sustainable architecture, design and engineering.
  2. Identify the role of biomimicry in common green building rating systems such as LEED and Living Building Challenge.
  3. Understand the underlying “Life’s Principles” and become familiar with the biomimicry design process.
  4. Explore case studies from the built environment related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality and innovations in design.
  5. Identify additional resources available related to biomimicry.

2.5 CE Hours Content available online | on-demand

19 reviews for Nature’s Marvels: Innovation in Natural Building Design

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  2. 5 out of 5


    Excellent informative session with engaging graphics.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Very informative on new approaches to being energy efficient by mimicking nature.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Learned a lot very glad took this course, provided optimism for the future and possibilities

  5. 5 out of 5


    This course includes a very easy-to-follow slide deck with relevant examples.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Tremendous course.

  7. 4 out of 5


    Great examples. A bit wordy

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  9. 5 out of 5


    Interesting and informative

  10. 5 out of 5


    Very interesting. I am excited to see new technologies and innovations that are based on biomimicary.

  11. 4 out of 5


    Great course!

  12. 4 out of 5


    Very Informative – Good resource

  13. 5 out of 5


    Lots of real interesting ideas!

  14. 5 out of 5


    Very interesting and full of great examples to get the mind going.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Very interesting material!

  16. 4 out of 5


    This course provides an overview of biomimicry principles and description of various biomimicry design strategies in sustainable design process. The presentation clearly explains what biomimicry is and allows to gain a good understanding of how the use of biomimicry can enhance and add value to building design. The course includes a number of case studies providing an understanding of how biomimicry works through analysis of real-life design strategies and gives a very good basis for further research, as they case studies and course material is thoughtfully selected, but at the same time some topics are not discussed in a detailed manner. I have also found the course visuals to be of very good quality providing valuable support to the learning process

    While the course content includes a detailed description of various biomimicry strategies in relation to LEED rating system structure, I did not notice a direct reference to Living Building Challenge rating system as stated in learning objective #2.

    I would recommend this course to anyone interested in biomimicry, even without design and engineering background.

  17. 5 out of 5


    Excellent, spiritually uplifting information and such a motivator that we are moving in the right direction when mimicking the life around us.

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  19. 5 out of 5


    Very interesting subject. This is a design technique that should be used by all.

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