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Biophilic Design & Rooftop Deck Systems: A Natural Connection

  • Sponsor: Bison
  • Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW
  • Division: Exterior Improvements, Finishes, Furnishings, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Wood, Plastics, Composites
  • Format: One Video Segment

Course Description

Incorporating nature into the built environment through biophilic design increases occupant well-being, productivity, and health and is an integral component of an ecologically healthy and sustainable community.

Presented here is an overview of biophilic design, its relationship to sustainability, and its positive human, environmental, and economic outcomes. Case studies demonstrate how rooftop deck systems can contribute to biophilic and sustainable design objectives.

Note: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records right away. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 weeks to receive AIA credit for the course.

Learning Objectives

  • define biophilic design and explain how it is linked to a truly sustainable built environment,
  • discuss the principles essential to the effective practice of biophilic design that result in a range of positive physical, mental, behavioral, and environmental outcomes,
  • present the economic argument that investments in biophilic design earn high returns in human health and productivity, and
  • use case studies to illustrate how modular rooftop deck systems can contribute to biophilic and sustainable design goals and may help projects earn certification through LEED® v4 BD+C: New Construction, SITES® v2, and the WELL v2 Building Standard™.
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