EEP ECO18.3 Why Applying Biomimicry to Built Environment Projects is a Win-Win-Win
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MDT
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Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies (Biomimicry Institute). Steve Jobs stated it well when he said: "A new era is beginning. the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology." Kris Callori, will explain the role biomimicry can play in transforming the built environment.
Course Learning Objectives
1. Learn what the definition of biomimicry is and how it can be applied to buildings.
2. Learn how to leverage cyclic processes, such as the change of seasons, and build with readily available materials and energy, to more easily achieve sustainable building design goals while minimizing additional costs.
3. Learn how to rethink buildings as nested systems, both made up of smaller systems and a part of multiple larger ones, which can allow building designers to cultivate collaborative relationships that save resources, energy, and cost for the project and the community at large.
4. Understand the value of how constructing buildings, streets, and parks to perform the same services a natural ecosystem does (stormwater harvest, flooding mitigation, habitat creation, energy production, and carbon sequestration), can ultimately contribute to the ecosystems we inhabit.
Barbara Holly, email@example.com