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"Creating Biophilic Buildings for a Regenerative Future (workshop in English)
DETAILS OF THE EVENT
As part of a series of workshops on the Living Building Challenge, the Living Future Institute Europe is offering workshops to learn about regenerative design and integrate it into architectural or urban design. Biophilic design is one of the key tools of regenerative design.
How can we create regenerative buildings and living environments using the biophilia approach?
This workshop is aimed at building practitioners such as architects, engineers, planners and material manufacturers interested in innovative and regenerative solutions. It is led by leaders in the Anglo-Saxon green building community through concrete examples while providing tools and techniques applicable to the local French context.
As part of our Living Building Challenge - workshop series, Living Future Institute Europe will deliver a series of workshops to enable participants to expand their regenerative design capabilities and integrate concepts into their practices such as Biophilic Design.
The event includes the following workshop: How to create truly biophilic and regenerative buildings and communities
This workshop is aimed at architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers interested in innovative and transformative solutions, providing insights from leaders in the green building community through real-world examples while providing tools and techniques that can be applied in the local French context.
FACILITATORS - SPEAKERS
Carlo BattistiEuropean Executive Director INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE
Louise Hamot, Engineer - Architect, Sustainability and Environmental Analysis, Elementa Consulting
Estelle CruzArchitect-engineer, Habitat project manager at Ceebios, thesis in progress co-supervised by the MECADEV laboratory of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
Places are limited to 60 people for this occasion.
The workshop will be conducted in English with possible interactions in French thanks to the translation of Estelle CRUZ and Louise HAMOT.
Understand the Living Building Challenge certification and how it can be a tool for regenerative design.
Learn to create spaces that reconnect occupants to nature by applying biophilic design principles.
Understand existing AML certified case studies from around the world that have been successfully implemented using biophilic design.
Learn how to incorporate regenerative design practices into your next construction project.
Get a better understanding of the Living Building Challenge certification and how it can be a tool for regenerative design.
Learn how to create spaces that reconnect occupants with nature by applying biophilic design principles.
Learn from projects that have successfully implemented restorative design practices such as biophilic design.
Learn how to incorporate restorative design practices in your next building projects.
THE INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a non-profit organisation that works to build a green and regenerative world for all. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI fights climate change by lobbying for a fossil fuel-free urban environment.
ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world's most rigorous green building standard. ILFI also runs the Living Product Challenge, the Living Community Challenge and the Reveal, Declare and Just labels. These programmes develop tools for living in a biophilic world in the 21st century.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is a nonprofit working to build an ecologically-minded, restorative world for all people. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI seeks to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels.
ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world's most rigorous green building standard, not to mention several other programs: the Living Product Challenge, the Living Community Challenge, and the Reveal, Declare and Just labels. These programs develop a green framework for living in a 21st-century world.
LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE
What if every act of design and construction transformed the world into a better place?
The Living Building Challenge is the world's most rigorous, proven performance standard for buildings. People around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that, like a biological organism such as a flower, give more than they take.
You can create buildings that produce more energy than they consume, capture and treat all their water needs on site and are made with healthy materials. The Living Building Challenge framework helps create spaces that reconnect their occupants to nature.
What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?
The Living Building Challenge is the world's most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. People from around the world use our regenerative design framework to create spaces that, like a flower, give more than they take.
You can create buildings that generate more energy than they use, capture and treat all water on site, and are made using healthy materials. The Living Building Challenge framework will help you to create spaces that reconnect occupants with nature.
Bioxegy is a design and engineering company that imagines, designs and develops bio-inspired technologies with your R&D or innovation teams.
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation and R&D that consists of drawing inspiration from the ingenuity of mechanisms found in living beings to innovate. We draw our inspiration from this pool to imagine, design and develop bio-inspired technologies with our industrial partners. Our core business is to work with the R&D or Innovation departments of French and now European manufacturers.
Cearitis provides Biocontrol to protect crops from their harmful effects. pests. We are mainly interested in Diptera (flies) that threaten fruit and vegetable crops every year.
Our first mission: to fight against olive fly, Bactrocera Oleae, the main pest in the olive sector.
Cearitis protects your crops
The company Cearitis offers an innovative technology to control agricultural pests without the use of pesticides. The control strategy is based on two principles: chemical ecology of the pest and a system called push-pull ".
Chemical ecology is a science specialising in the study of interactions between organisms and their physico-chemical environment. These attractive or repulsive interactions govern, among other things, the behaviour of ovipositors and female insects. Cearitis integrates the chemical mediators in a repellent system (push) coupled with a attractive fixed trap (pull) to effectively control insect pests of field crops, trees and horticultural crops.
Our first objective is to control the olive fly, Bactrocera Oleaethe main pest of the olive tree.
Cearitis aims to control pests in an ecologically responsible manner and without the use of chemicals.
The project puts this into practice and applies Cearitis' innovative technology to control the olive fly, Bactrocera Oleae. The olive fly is the most important pest of the olive tree. Its geographical location is not limited to our national territory but extends over all continents of the world. By laying its eggs in the olives, Bactrocera Oleae alters the organoleptic properties of the olive fruit and causes, between 5 and 30% of crop loss each year.
TAILOR-MADE INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION, RESEARCH, DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT.
We can help you if :
You do things as usual, 'properly', but it takes more time, money and effort than before.
Your profit is lower.
You want to make your company "greener" and "cleaner".
THE BioTRIZ TECHNIQUES
... save time by finding optimal solutions more quickly,
... discover hidden resources,
... eliminate or drastically reduce waste and losses,
... mitigate risk by anticipating and preventing problems before it is too late,
... predict new technologies and new markets.
consultancy and research projects
"Adapting BioTRIZ to the challenges in human spaceflight missions was a success. The concepts presented generated real interest and integrated the BioTRIZ tools perfectly into our programme."Mikael Wolff, Senior Software Engineer, European Space Agency, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Our unique solution technique is based on the theory of invention (TRIZ) and bio-inspired design. It generates environmentally friendly and energy efficient services and products.
ESA Space Exploration 2006 (still ongoing). The UK's leading research centre for manned space missions ceased its participation in the International Space Station programme in 1996. Projects with UCL (London) and SEA Ltd (Bristol).
British Ministry of Defence, DSTL, 2011-2012. BEAST - Biomimetic Executive Anti-terrorist Strategic Tool. Research and Development.
Philips Consortium, 2009-2011. Development of a micro-fluidic actuator inspired by cell cilia.
WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
"The BioTRIZ workshops show how to achieve win-win solutions in a practical way that I could easily understand and apply. Olga and Nikolay helped me build an inventive and innovative profile." Nathan Kannan, Senior Business Analyst at BigTapp
Main topics covered:
Innovative problem solving
Business as a living system: lessons from nature for strategic management
BEAST: Biomimetic tools for a problem prevention strategy
EMPA (Switzerland), Pall Corporation (UK), Astrium (Germany), Lockheed Martin (UK), COSi (UK), ColepCCL (Germany), Koppert (Netherlands), Buro Happold (UK), IMI Vision (UK), Rolls-Royce (UK), Vitacress Ltd (UK), Bulmers Cider (UK), Proctor and Gamble (UK), Flake & Acetyls (UK), Fielden-Clegg (UK), East Point 11 (Japan), ArcelorMittal (France)
THE BioTRIZ GAMES
Playing is the best way to learn about natural solutions.
The card game series " Inventorium "It can be used for staff training. It can be used for staff training.
The cards " BUZZness The "Ecology for Children" project teaches children about ecology to shape a new generation that loves nature and cares about our planet.
The cards " ANTerprise "Ants teach biological mechanisms that can be used in organisational management. Ants teach us how to think globally and act locally. They can be used in staff training.
The " Inventor's Manual "It is the best way to learn a system is to practice. The best way to learn a system is to practice. This book is published in English, French, Greek, Spanish and Bulgarian.
The " Biomimetic Management "describes the biological laws that drive organisational development. The book is published in French and English.
The filmsBioTRIZ present the innovation procedures and the 40 inventive principles in a video format with French subtitles.
BESPOKE INNOVATION ON-DEMAND IN ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND MANAGEMENT.
Call BioTRIZ when:
You still are doing the same 'right' things but it takes more time, money and effort than it previously did.
Profit is not growing at the previous rate.
You wish to turn your business into "green and clean".
... save time by reaching optimum solutions faster,
... find hidden resources,
... eliminate or radically reduce wastes and losses,
... mitigate risk by predicting and preventing problems before it is too late,
... predict new technologies and new markets.
Consultancy and research projects
"The adaptations of BioTRIZ to challenges in human space flight missions were quite successful. Concepts and reports presented led to a genuine interest and had successfully put BioTRIZ as a useful tool on the map. Mikael Wolff, Senior Software Engineer, European Space Agency, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
The unique solution-providing technique is based on the theory of invention (TRIZ) and bio-inspired design. It leads to eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and services.
ESA Space Exploration. 2006 - current. The first in the UK research for manned space missions since UK stopped participation in the International Space Station program in 1996. European Space Agency projects with UCL (London), SEA Ltd (Bristol).
British Ministry of Defence, Dstl, 2011-2012 BEAST - Biomimetic Executive Anti-terrorist Strategic Tool: research and development.
Philips Consortium, 2009-2011. Developing a micro-fluidic actuator - artificial cilia.
Workshops and lectures
"BioTRIZ workshops show how to achieve win-win solutions in a practical way so I could understand and apply everything easily. Olga and Nikolay helped me to "mold " myself as an inventive and innovative person". Nathan KannanSenior Business Analyst at BigTapp.
Main teaching topics:
Inventive problem solving
Business as living system: lessons from nature for strategic management
EMPA (Switzerland), Pall Corporation (UK), Astrium (Germany), Lockheed Martin (UK), COSi (UK), ColepCCL (Germany), Koppert (The Netherlands), Buro Happold (UK), IMI Vision (UK), Rolls-Royce (UK), Vitacress Ltd (UK), Bulmers Cider (UK), Proctor and Gamble (UK), Flake & Acetyls (UK), Fielden-Clegg (UK), East Point 11 (Japan)
The best way to learn about natural solutions is to play.
"Inventorium series of card games to burst your imagination and creativity. Can be used on corporate training.
"BUZZness cards educate children in ecology to raise new generation that loves nature and cares about our planet.
"ANTerprise cards teach biological mechanisms that can be used in organisational management. Ants teach us the way to think globally and act locally. Can be used in corporate training.
"Inventor's manual guides you from your challenge to the solution. The best way to learn a system is to try it on practice. This book is published in French, English, Greek, Spanish and Bulgarian languages.
"Biomimetic Management describes biological laws that drive organisational development. This book is published in French and English.
BioTRIZ FILMS. BioTRIZ procedures for innovation and 40 inventive principles are presented in visual format with French subtitles.
The company Reizhan supports the ecological and economic transition of territories and actors, based on the living economy.
"Let's go back to observing life to understand it, to be inspired by it, to innovate and to integrate ourselves into its functioning. The principles have been constant for billions of years: cooperate in diversity to ensure creativity, efficiency and adaptability."
NOBATEK/INEF4 is a private technology research centre, National Institute for Energy Transition in Sustainable Development, Rehabilitation and Construction.
Our mission: to co-develop innovative solutions to support the entire building industry in its transition to energy and environmental sustainability: architects, manufacturers, public and private project owners, developers, design offices and local authorities.
Our business: accelerating innovation from idea to market. Our teams of researchers and engineers work together to develop and bring to market innovative products and solutions to improve the energy performance and environmental quality of buildings and neighbourhoods.
The Biomim'City Lab is a working and prospective group led by a college of experts aiming to promote and intensify innovative collaborative approaches applying the principles and methodologies of biomimicry, in the service of the reinvention of virtuous, regenerative and resilient cities, inspired and designed by and for living things.
In this singular period of metamorphosis, we have a unique opportunity to imagine tomorrow in terms of what could be better. The Institute of Desirable Futures is aimed at all those who want to seize this opportunity to invent a more desirable world by giving these benevolent and caring volunteers the keys to reading the present, as well as the creative weapons to participate in the construction of this new world that is coming.
Training, to explore the future and better understand the present.
Conferences, to get inspired and open your horizons.
Tools to better understand the times and to get moving.
Workshops, to experiment with collective intelligence and prepare for the Aftermath.
Workshop proposed by IFs (Institute of Desirable Futures) and Territory Lab, in partnership with Pikaia : Biomimicry and territories, drawing inspiration from living organisms to rethink territorial strategies. / How can a territory be inspired by a forest or a coral reef to make a successful transition? What can we learn from resilience strategies and the dynamics of change in living systems? How can we take care of the common health of individuals, human societies and natural ecosystems? We offer you a feedback in workshop format, from the Territory Lab project.