“Biomimicry 2016: The Road to Resiliency” was a half-day conference that took place in California on March 11th of this year. Arranged by Verdical Group, a firm of LEED consultants based in Los Angeles, the conference was a series of TED-style presentations and panel discussions that brought together thought leaders in the field of biomimicry, those who grew up in nature, and those who look into the nature for solutions to challenging issues they are facing in design.” Read the full article at www.hksinc.com.
Biomimicry is a systems-based approach to innovation and design that looks to the past. Specifically, the 3.8 billion years of research and development that nature has completed through the ages. For the host of global sustainability issues humanity faces – the changing climate, inadequate access to fresh water, and diminishing natural resources – nature is a lean guide to drive positive change. This was the framework for the Biomimicry 2016 Conference, hosted by Verdical Group on March 11, 2016 in Irwindale, CA. Read the full article on www.formmag.net.
Check out Biomimicry 3.8’s blog post on VG’s upcoming Biomimicry Conference which will include a presentation from Jamie Dwyer, Principal at Biomimicry 3.8, and will detail and discuss three benefits of bringing biomimicry to the built environment.
Check out the USGBC National profile on our LEED BD+C v3 Silver certified project, Arcadia Mental Health Center, for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. View full project profile on USGBC.org
Check out the USGBC National profile on our LEED ID+C v3 Gold certified project for GE. View full project profile on USGBC.org.
Verdical Group Founder + Principal, Drew Shula, was interviewed by “CLAVE!,” the largest real estate publication in Ecuador. The article discusses biomimicry, living buildings, and Verdical Group’s LEED Gold certified project for General Electric located in Downtown Los Angeles. Read the full article in Spanish here.
Verdical Group Founder + Principal Drew Shula’s article titled, “In The Quest For Net Zero, Lessons From A High Performance… Wigwam?” was published on Forbes.com. The article discusses high performance buildings, the Living Building Challenge, and how modern construction techniques can be influenced by ancient building methods.