This one-hour program examines the positive affects biophilic design has on human behavior including wellbeing and productivity. The connection between biophilic design and healthy buildings is established and the leading economic benefits of healthy buildings are identified. The three categories of biophilic design are identified. Fitwel, WELL and Living Building Challenge are leading building standard involved with the movement to build wellness into buildings. The key features of these three standards are examined.
Presented upon request to various cities in U.S., CA
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
Campus Planning & Design
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Horticulture / Plants
Housing & Community Design
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
#1: Participants will learn what recent science demonstrates regarding human behavioral response to natural environments and stimuli, and how biophilic design profoundly affects the wellbeing and overall profitability of humans in the modern built environment.
#2: Participants will recognize the three categories of biophilic design, and biophilic design patterns and elements.
#3: Participants will identify the features of the Fitwel, the WELL Building Standard, and Living Building Challenge and the ways in which they differ from each other.
#4: Participants will learn what each of these three building standards programs specifies about biophilia and biophilic design elements.
Simon May, Mary Golden
Green Plants for Green Buildings