Perlita Biophilia Charrette, Part 1

On May 8th, 2017, the Verdical Group team convened for the first of two half-day charrettes for Xavier Gaucher’s Perlita Passive House. Previously introduced in this blog, Gaucher is pursuing Passive House Certification and Living Building Challenge (LBC), Energy Petal Certification; one stipulation of the LBC Petal Certification is that the team holds one full day charrette (or two half-day charrettes) to specifically integrate biophilia in the design of the Project, inside and out. Read more

Biophilia and Green Building

Photo Credit: Bill Browning

If you have been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in mentions of biophilia and biomimicry over the past few years. Though interrelated, biophilia and biomimicry are decidedly separate, and we wanted to help demystify biophilia! Read more