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Biophilia in the Built Environment

GBCI: 0920000583

Research points to many benefits of integrating Biophilic design into the built environment. Join us as we explore this topic with nationally acclaimed green building and biophilic design expert Bill Browning, founder of Terrapin Bright Green, LLC. Joining Bill will be Susan Painter, Ph.D. Senior Planner and Research Studio Director at AC Martin (for the Seattle and LA events), Bert Gregory, Chairman and CEO of Mithūn (for the Seattle event), and Gail Brager Ph.D., Associate Director at the Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley (for the San Francisco event).
Eligible for 1.5 CE HOURS.
  • 1.5 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • LEED AP O+M
  • LEED AP ID+C
  • LEED AP ND
  • LEED AP Homes
  • LEED Green Associate

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About

Biophilia means "love of life." Humans have a biological need to experience a daily connection with nature. Yet, today people spend on average 90% of their time indoors. While this new reality challenges this human-nature connection, there is opportunity to invite nature indoors through biophilic design.
Research points to the many benefits of creating these connections and helps substantiate the business case for applying it. Daylight and views of nature are correlated with improved learning performance for students, healing times for hospital patients, productivity in office employees and retail sales growth.

This application is of particular interest to Glumac. As engineers, we are fascinated by human-nature relationships and strive to continually broaden our understanding of the money-saving impact they can have for our clients’ projects.

To share our interest in biophilic design, Glumac is hosting a StraightTalk forum in partnership with nationally acclaimed green building and biophilic design expert, Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green, LLC. Joining Bill will be Susan Painter, Ph.D. Senior Planner and Research Studio Director at AC Martin (for the Seattle and LA events), Bert Gregory, Chairman and CEO of Mithūn (for the Seattle event), and Gail Brager Ph.D., Associate Director at the Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley (for the San Francisco event).

Event Details:

SEATTLE, WA
Bill Browning + Susan Painter + Bert Gregory
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Columbia Tower, Seattle

LOS ANGELES, CA
Bill Browning + Susan Painter
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
7:30 am - 9:30 am
City Club, Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Bill Browning + Gail Brager
Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Grand Hyatt, San Francisco

Individual fee: $45
Breakfast included

Objectives

  1. Define biophilia and its significance as a design philosophy.
  2. Explain to clients the business case for providing human/nature connections in building spaces and cite examples.
  3. Explain to clients the potential human health outcomes and cite research and case study examples.
  4. Identify and apply biophilic design patterns to their own projects via a series of audience challenges.
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Created by

Glumac
San Francisco, CA
United States

Leaders

William Browning

Terrapin Bright Green

Bert Gregory

Chairman & CEO Mithun Architects+Designers+Planners

Gail Brager

Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
Susan Painter, AC Martin

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