Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge

  • 11 Sep 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington University Danforth University Center – Room 234, 6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105


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In-Depth Seminar 

Designing with Nature: Biophilic Design in LEED, WELL & Living Building Challenge

This interactive workshop with natural elements will provide a personal inspiration to biophilic design. The presenter will then lead a discussion on the impact of biophilia  on three rating standards: LEED V4, WELL and Living Building Challenge. This presentation will explore various projects with compelling connections to Biophilic Design strategies with significant ROI.  Participants will leave with practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field.

Learning Objectives:

  •  Examine Biophilic Design as it relates to building interiors
  •  Discuss the Business Case for integrating Biophilic Design in projects
  •  Explore two case studies of Biophilic Design
  •  Identify Biophilic Design Integration into Pilot Credit LEED v4, WELL and Living Building Challenge

Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion
Tracy highlights the importance of environmental values throughout Teknion and to the company’s clients, both internal and external. She is member of the USGBC, ILFI, ASID, IIDA, International Living Future Institute Ambassador and an accredited professional (AP) with WELL and LEED AP ID+C. She has been selected to serve as WELL Faculty by IWBI for 2018-2019. Her expertise makes her one of the most comprehensive presenters on the topic of sustainability and environmental wellness. She has presented in over 500 venues throughout North America. Tracy currently holds the leadership role for four of Teknion’s key corporate environmental and social responsibility initiatives: Material Health -which through transparency actively promotes the reduction and elimination of harmful chemicals from product; Living Green Educational Series -facilitating and creating content for LEED APs and WELL APs seeking credentialing through CEU programs; Environmental Health and Well-Being- guiding clients through the design process for a healthier and better

Submitted for approval of 2 LEED Specific (BD+C, ID+C) GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am

Please note change in location!
Washington University
Danforth University Center – Room 234
6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
Map & Directions

DUC 234 is located on the second floor of the building. If you are parking in the underground garage and coming from the north end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left down the hallway and another left after the Fun Room and stairwell. The room will be the first door on the right. From the south end, take the elevator to the second floor, make a left and another left, then a right before walking past the Fun Room and stairwell.

Visitor parking is available for a charge at the DUC parking garage located underneath the building. Visitors pull a ticket and can pay hourly using a credit card, debit card or cash.

$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members

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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at or (314) 577-0225.