Biophilia

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There’s a reason we dread the basement office with no windows, or the cubicle farm surrounded by executive suites that get the views. A lack of connection to the outdoors can noticeably affect mood, and at a broader level it has been linked to health impacts and reduced productivity.

These resources investigate why it’s a good idea to design with biophilia—our innate love of nature—in mind. They also offer specific guidance for targeting those features proven to make the biggest difference.

Biophilia

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  • How to Access the Full Power of Biophilia

    Feature Article

     People wither physically and mentally without nature. Biophilic design is a remedy and a foundation for regenerative design all at the same time.

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  • Green Design: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

    Feature Article

    Beauty, place-making, and even love are motivating many green designers, who see these values complementing core sustainability tenets.

  • Doing Daylighting Right

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  • How to Access the Full Power of Biophilia

    Feature Article

     People wither physically and mentally without nature. Biophilic design is a remedy and a foundation for regenerative design all at the same time.

  • Green Design: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

    Feature Article

    Beauty, place-making, and even love are motivating many green designers, who see these values complementing core sustainability tenets.

  • Doing Daylighting Right

    Feature Article

    Harvesting daylight is a popular way to save energy and promote productivity. But getting it wrong is all too easy-and can have the opposite effects.

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