Biophilia – Inspiring Beauty, Love, Connection, and Health through Our Places
Join us for this immersive learning workshop with thought-provoking talks and meaningful exercises led by some of the leading practitioners in biophilic design.
Former Steeler Will Allen Trades Gold for Green
This tour will feature both owner and project team LEED insights.
February 19th, 2018
Biophilia literally translates to love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms. E.O. Wilson coined the term in 1984, but it’s a concept that we all inherently understand. Biophilia explains why we feel more relaxed in nature, why all of our senses are fully en[...]
February 12th, 2018
The designs are in. But how do you actually build a Passive House building? It's a need we hear from many architects and engineers in Pittsburgh. Such is the success of the local Passive House push that there simply aren't enough builders with knowledge of Passive House to complete the construction.[...]
February 8th, 2018
A barrier for many businesses considering energy efficiency retrofits is upfront capital. Even if there is institutional will, a business owner must first and foremost meet daily expenses, and then consider the commitments throughout the entire period of repayment. But what if the debt were tied[...]
February 6th, 2018
Michelle Fanzo has worn many hats throughout her illustrious career, working in international development, urban sustainability, and public health. After traveling the world multiple times over, she now returns as the executive director of AIA Pittsburgh. Despite her overwhelming accomplishments, w[...]
February 5th, 2018
Cornell's newest Residence building The House is the largest Passive House building in the world at 26 stories and 272,500 square feet. As a large residence hall, there were unique challenges encountered, such as ensuring the most efficient appliances were used in every installation and minimizing [...]