SAT-B04: Moving from Net-Zero to Wet-Positive: A Biocentric Approach to Sustainable Water Management

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Green building practitioners advocate for integrated systems by adopting net-zero water goals, but how does this closed-loop approach impact the larger context? This session will inspire practitioners to think beyond anthropocentric views of water to a biocentric approach, where site-integrated systems can be regenerative within a more ecological context.
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Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
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Examine the limitations of a net-zero/ building-centric approach towards achieving wet-positive outcomes.
Review regional considerations towards achieving a biocentric approach, from east to west coast.
Explore the design strategies and implications of sustaining living systems by balancing biological demands.
Review the tools and processes for meeting biocentric goals for water management at all scales, including planning approaches, design strategies, management procedures, and post-occupancy evaluations.
Emily McCoy, ASLA,, Andropogon Associates; Erin English, LEED AP, Biohabitats, Inc.; Keith Bowers, FASLA, Biohabitats, Inc.; Jose Alminana, FASLA, LEED AP, Andropogon Associates
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