Terrapin to Present at the 2016 BOMA Conference

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Terrapin to Present at the 2016 BOMA Conference

Learn more about our biophilic design work and services by emailing us at biophilia@terrapinbg.com and reading our reports, 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design and The Economics of Biophilia. Follow the conversation on twitter: @TerrapinBG | #14Patterns.

On June 27th, Jonce Walker from our team will be presenting with Joe Zazzera, CEO of Plant Solutions, in the session “Human Wellbeing: The WELL Building Standard and the Economic Case for Nature-Based Design” at the 2016 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference in Washington DC. Jonce and Joe will discuss the economic case for biophilic design, or designing with nature-based interventions, and becoming WELL Building Certified.

David Rubenstein Atrium demonstrates biophilic design

The David Rubenstein Atrium in New York City features biophilic design through its green walls, skylights, and biomorphic artwork. Image copyright joevare/Flickr.

Biophilic design and the WELL Building Standard both concentrate on improving occupant health and wellbeing in buildings, an area of growing interest especially to employers and building owners. And with good reason—workplaces spend approximately 112 times more money on people than on building energy costs. A growing body of scientific research attests to the positive effect nature and natural elements have on human health and productivity, which designers are using to create better, healthful environments. Additionally, the WELL Building Standard uses an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features (including biophilic or nature-based design) that impact human health and wellbeing.

Learn more about this session and register for the BOMA International Conference by following this link. We hope to see you there!

Allison Bernett is an associate project manager and the public relations coordinator for Terrapin Bright Green. She graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in architecture and biology. Allison’s interests focus on architecture, sustainability, and bioinspired innovation.