Nature In The News

This e-newsletter brings you the latest information and resources on biophilic design, the industry, and GPGB updates. 

Join GPGB at BOMA 2023

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Jan Goodman, GPGB Board President and Owner and President of Cityscapes Inc. along with Erica Weeks, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability with Hastings Architecture, LLC, will present on Attracting and Retraining Tenants with Biophilic Design on behalf of Green Plants for Green Buildings at BOMA 2023. Join them in Kansas City, Missouri, June 24 – 27.

The BOMA International Conference & Expo (Building Owners and Managers Association) is an opportunity to learn from and network with your industry peers. Commercial real estate continues to evolve as buildings become smarter and the way people work shifts. Update your knowledge for the year ahead and discover innovations and opportunities that will help you further your career—all while engaging with the best network in the business.

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2023 GPGB Board of Directors

GPGB wants to acknowledge and thank our past Treasurer, Kingston White with Morning Dew Tropical Plants in Delray Beach, Florida and past Secretary, Jeremy Dearringer with NewPro Containers in Westfield, Indiana, for their service on the Executive Committee and Board. They will continue on the Board as Directors.

We would like to welcome our new Treasurer, Jason Feinman with Architectural Supplements, LLC in Waterbury, Connecticut and our new Secretary, Paige Tisdale with Dennis’ 7 Dees – Urban Plantscapes in Portland, Oregon.

We offer deep gratitude to Directors Sonja Bochart and Richard V. Piacentini, for their selfless service as they have completed their commitment to the GPGB Board.

Learn more about and connect with the current Board.

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Recognition of Your Biophilac Design

Interested in learning more about how you can be recognized for your achievements incorporating biophilic design in buildings, interiors, and/or communities? Watch the International Living Future Institute’s Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award 2023 Information Session. The award winners will be announced at the Living Future 2023 Conference May 3-5, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Ready to start your application? Applications are due February 28! Apply now.

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2023 SKBDA Information Session from the International Living Future's Institute.

Committee Members Wanted

GPGB depends on the work of volunteers to carry out our strategic initiatives and fulfill our mission. Serving on a committee is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you can make a minimum two-year commitment, the industry needs people like YOU! We are actively looking for committee members and Board members who are passionate about biophilia.
Committees include:
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Supporter Development
  • Education & Professional Development
All are driven by our Strategic Plan. Interested in a committee? Please complete the Committee Nomination form below and submit to Janice Goodman and Jenn Kerr.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

GPGB is making a difference and it’s all thanks to our valued Supporters. Our Supporter’s participation and contribution is greatly appreciated not only by us, but by everyone in the industry.

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One River North Project in Denver

A Sneak Peek at MAD Architects’ Adventurous One River North Project in Denver: Biophilic design inspired by Colorado’s great outdoors is at the heart of this building that is certain to become a new Mile High City landmark.

Read more in 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine.
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The Jewel Changi Airport is an iconic biophilic design that is a wonderful entertainment and retail complex. It provides visitors with a luscious green indoor garden and contains the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. This airport allows all visitors and employees to have less anxiety and stress. Check out this extraordinary biophilic design!
Credit: Unsplash

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Everything we accomplish happens because people like you are stepping forward and supporting GPGB’s focus on having conversations with the building professionals who can #BringNatureIndoors.

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