This program will provide knowledge regarding the differences present in various green roofs, also known as vegetated roofs, and how those systems are appropriate for differing needs. Instruction will be given in best practices and use of green roofs so that upon completion, they will be able to offer the highest quality service available. Participants will also learn how biophilic design factors profoundly affect the wellbeing and overall profitability of the modern built environment.
Participants will gain knowledge regarding the differences present in various living walls (also known as greenwalls) systems and how those systems are appropriate for differing needs. Instruction will be given in best practice and use of living walls so that upon completion they will be able to offer the highest quality service available. Participants will also learn how biophilic design factors profoundly affect the well-being and overall profitability of the modern built environment.
A study of interior landscape’s impact on human-centered design: This session presents the most relevant and compelling findings on the environmental impact of plants on people’s physical, psychological and behavioral needs within the built environment. Participants will be able to quantify the environmental and behavioral needs within the built environment. Participants will be able to qualify the environmental contributions of plants to a building interior. At the end of the program, participants will comprehend how biophilic design factors (the human affinity for natural things) profoundly affect the wellbeing and overall profitability of the modern built environment, as well as walk away with concrete suggestions on how to use this design consideration towards LEED certification.
This program examines the economic argument in favor of biophilic design using case studies from five sectors; workplaces, healthcare, education, retail and built communities. Research from neuroscience and endocrinology show the crucial role that experiencing nature has for our physiological wellbeing. The research involving biophilic design and its impact on human health, productivity and behavior is described and the potential for cost savings or increased revenue to the five sectors is summarized.
This program examines the positive affects biophilic design has on human behavior, including wellbeing and productivity. These positive effects are quantified and the economic case studies are summarized. The three categories of biophilic design are identified. The WELL Building Certification standard as it applies to biophilia is defined and moss walls are discussed in detail as an affordable way of incorporating biophilic design into interior environments.
This one-hour program enables participants to gain an understanding of the use of different living walls systems both indoors and out, and in various climates. Attendees will discover the design considerations and positive effects of living walls on the built environment; and, explore case studies of a variety of living walls systems and their performance after installation, evidence based research citations.
This program examines the three leading building standards that focus on occupant wellbeing. The key features of these three standards are examined and compared, including how biophilic design in incorporated into the standard, cost, and the certification process.