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Seattle Educational Meeting - Biomimicry

Connections to Nature: Biomimicry, Biophilia and Human Behavior
When Mar 23, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Phinney Neighborhood Center, Lower Brick Building
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Connections to Nature: Biomimicry, Biophilia and Human Behavior

 

Presenter:  Alexandra Ramsden, Director, Sustainable Design Consultant, Rushing

As the concept of sustainable design and construction continues to gain momentum, more and more buildings are pursuing green building rating systems.  One small downside of this however, is that the fundamental concepts and ultimate intent behind green building are sometimes forgotten.  We need to remember that we have the opportunity to not only minimize our impact on nature, but also learn lessons from nature and ensure we are connected with nature.  Two concepts which address this area of great importance are Janine Benyus' Biomimicry and E.O. Wilson's Biophilia.  This session will review these two concepts, and via case studies and group discussion, study various approaches for applying these ideas to design and construction. 

Location:  Phinney Neighborhood Center - Lower (Brick) Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Cost:  Free for members; $10 suggested donation for non-members

 

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