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First Wednesday Education Series: Biophilic Design

GBCI: 0920019730

Join USGBC Colorado's Southern Community for our First Wednesday Education Series.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP BD+C
  • WELL AP

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About

Humans have an innate desire to connect with the natural world - in fact, it's essential to our health. With growing awareness of this essential connection, biophilic design principles are being incorporated into our built environment. Join us for an overview of the science, priniciples, and benefits of biophilic design.

Speakers:
Lauren McNeill:

Lauren McNeill attended Michigan State University earning a Bachelors in Economics with a specialization in Environmental Economics and Public Policy. Throughout her education, Lauren focused on natural capital valuation and making a business case for conservation. Upon graduating in 2009, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she has spent the last eight years working at Group14 Engineering. Lauren is a project manager and sustainable design consultant for design and construction teams interested in creating a sustainable built environment through the pursuit of green building rating systems including experience on over 100 LEED projects. Lauren is a LEED AP BD+C, a Green Globes Professional, and Living Future Accredited. As an Ambassador for the Colorado Living Building Challenge Collaborative, Lauren works to educate the Front Range about strategies for creating a healthy and resilient future for everyone.

Rachelle Macur:

Rachelle Macur has over 15 years in the industry, bringing a multidisciplinary approach to the concept of sustainable development. With a background in Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences, her focus is on the cross-section of humans, nature, and the built environment and how we can engage individuals and organizations to reduce resource consumption and improve occupant health & wellbeing. Rachelle also consults with projects teams and organizations focusing on neighborhood-scale regenerative design, social change management, and sustainability certification.

Learning Objectives:

Explore what biophilia and biophilic design is.
Find out about their economic and human-centered benefits.
Discover how you can integrate these place-based and nested strategies in your design process and projects.
Understand how biophilic design contributes to LEED, WELL, and Living Building Challenge certification

Objectives

  1. Explore what biophilia and biophilic design is.
  2. Find out about their economic and human-centered benefits.
  3. Discover how you can integrate these place-based and nested strategies in your design process and projects.
  4. Understand how biophilic design contributes to LEED v4 BD+C , WELL v1, and Living Building Challenge certification

This course is approved for GBCI CE hours, but is not available through Education @USGBC.

Intermediate

Created by

USGBC Colorado
Denver, CO
United States

Leaders

Lauren McNeill

Sustainable Design Consultant Group14 Engineering, PBC
Rachelle Macur