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Sustainable Design White Paper: Assessing the Value of Green Buildings

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Technobiophilia: Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

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If you're not sure what biophilia is, this short video excerpt featuring Professor Stephen Kellert and others explains it succinctly. Good to see Google in there too. The film is available for purchase.

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The Economics of Biophilia, Why Designing with Nature in Mind Makes Financial Sense

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The Promise of Biophilic Design | Interface Blog | Design With Purpose

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What if our built environment could enhance our well-being? What if our built environment could enhance our capacity to care for the well-being of our
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Biophilic Design | The Balance Sheet - Yardi Corporate Blog

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Will homes of the future have super powers sourced from nature? The concept of biophilia has intrigued architects since the 1970. Simply put, biophilic
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Net-Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming - What About The Buildings Already Standing? - Forbes

Net-Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming - What About The Buildings Already Standing? - Forbes | Sustainable Design in your Interiors | Scoop.it
In my last post, I wrote about the traveling *Das Haus pavilion, a showcase of German-made sustainable technologies available for homes and offices today.
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Fact sheet: Zero Energy Building

A zero-energy building, also known as a zero net energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy building (NZEB), or net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually.[1] Buildings that produce a surplus of energy over the year may be called "energy-plus buildings" and buildings that consume slightly more energy than they produce are called "near-zero energy buildings" or "ultra-low energy houses".

Traditional buildings consume 40% of the total fossil fuel energy in the US and European Union and are significant contributors of greenhouse gases.[2][3] The zero net energy consumption principle is viewed as a means to reduce carbon emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels and although zero energy buildings remain uncommon even in developed countries, they are gaining importance and popularity.

Most zero energy buildings use the electrical grid for energy storage but some are independent of grid. Energy is usually harvested on-site through a combination of energy producing technologies like solar and wind, while reducing the overall use of energy with highly efficient HVAC and lighting technologies. The zero-energy goal is becoming more practical as the costs of alternative energy technologies decrease and the costs of traditional fossil fuels increase.

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Trend 7: Design For Animals — The Pop-Up City

Trend 7: Design For Animals — The Pop-Up City | Sustainable Design in your Interiors | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of designers and artists seem to be concerned with animals.

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Biophilic Design | Blogs | Archinect

Biophilic Design | Blogs | Archinect | Sustainable Design in your Interiors | Scoop.it
While reducing the energy use of buildings is essential for a sustainable future, it is equally important to improve the conditions in which humans live, work, play, heal etc..
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Back to Nature for Good: Using Biophilic Design and Attention Restoration Theory to Improve Well Being in the Workplace

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