The Paradox of Sustainability Design Metrics
Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day? Join USGBC-MGC for a 'Coffee Break' - a quick, lively conversation on a timely green building topic!
On Friday, September 25th @ 10am, we'll discuss how working within green building metrics can pose unintended constraints on the potential of regenerative social-ecological design. Our featured guest, Richard Graves, recently contributed to a new book on the topic titled Ecologies Design, noting "Regenerative social-ecological design must accept that design and development occur within a milieu of complex systems in space and time. By navigating the paradox of creating and using regenerative design metrics, innovative measures will evolve to enable more effective integration of the living world and the built."
Richard Graves, AIA, is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research and an associate professor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute, leading the operations and strategic efforts around all of the Institute's signature programs. His research focuses on regenerative design as a fundamentally new approach that must be required of architecture across scales (from the building to the neighborhood to the city) to achieve sustainable and resilient urban development in a dynamic world.
Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00 - 10:30 am
Virtually, of course!
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