Biophilic design seeks to create indoors the patterns of nature that humans are naturally attuned to. This includes natural light and nature views, natural materials like wood and stone, and plants. This course introduces the learner to the biophilic benefits of preserved plant gardens for indoor use and provides high-profile examples where these installations are already benefiting building occupants, building managers, and building owners.
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
This course is about biophilia and the benefit it brings to the well-being of building occupants. Exposure to nature and natural patterns has been proven to reduce stress, improve cognition, and even to extend human life spans. The use of all-natural, preserved plants is discussed as a way to bring these benefits to building occupants.
The use of these natural assemblies adds to achievement of LEED certification as well as toward other green building rating systems.
1. Describe biophilic design and its effect on occupants of workspaces, healthcare, and hospitality.
2. Explain how plants are preserved and used in indoor gardens.
3. Define the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of indoor gardens and planters created with all-natural, preserved plants.
4. Discuss the importance of third-party testing and qualified installers for safety
This is a virtual event and free to attend. Login information will be provided upon registration.
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