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Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge

September 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

$30 – $45

This interactive workshop with natural elements will provide a personal inspiration to biophilic design. The presenter will then lead a discussion on the impact of biophilia on three rating standards: LEED V4, WELL and Living Building Challenge. This presentation will explore various projects with compelling connections to Biophilic Design strategies with significant ROI. Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine Biophilic Design as it relates to building interiors
  • Discuss the Business Case for integrating Biophilic Design in projects
  • Explore two case studies of Biophilic Design
  • Identify Biophilic Design Integration into Pilot Credit LEED v4, WELL and Living Building Challenge

Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
Tracy highlights the importance of environmental values throughout Teknion and to the company’s clients, both internal and external. She is member of the USGBC, ILFI, ASID, IIDA, International Living Future Institute Ambassador and an accredited professional (AP) with WELL and LEED AP ID+C. She has been selected to serve as WELL Faculty by IWBI for 2018-2019. Her expertise makes her one of the most comprehensive presenters on the topic of sustainability and environmental wellness. She has presented in over 500 venues throughout North America. Tracy currently holds the leadership role for four of Teknion’s key corporate environmental and social responsibility initiatives: Material Health -which through transparency actively promotes the reduction and elimination of harmful chemicals from product; Living Green Educational Series -facilitating and creating content for LEED APs and WELL APs seeking credentialing through CEU programs; Environmental Health and Well-Being- guiding clients through the design process for a healthier and better



September 11, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
$30 – $45


Washington University Danforth University Center
6475 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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