Biophilic Design & Rooftop Deck Systems: A Natural Connection

Sponsored by Bison Innovative Products

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define biophilic design and explain how it is linked to a truly sustainable built environment.
  2. Discuss the principles essential to the effective practice of biophilic design that result in a range of positive physical, mental, behavioral, and environmental outcomes.
  3. Present the economic argument that investments in biophilic design earn high returns in human health and productivity.
  4. Use case studies to illustrate how modular rooftop deck systems can contribute to biophilic and sustainable design goals and may help projects earn certification through LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction, SITES v2, and the WELL v2 Building Standard.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Incorporating nature into the built environment through biophilic design increases occupant well-being, productivity, and health and is an integral component of an ecologically healthy and sustainable community. Presented here is an overview of biophilic design, its relationship to sustainability, and its positive human, environmental, and economic outcomes. Case studies demonstrate how rooftop deck systems can contribute to biophilic and sustainable design objectives.

Biophilic Design

Photo courtesy of Bison Innovative Products

The Wilde & Greene Restaurant rooftop deck in Chicago, designed by OKW Architects and GH+A Design Studios, utilized deck supports and wood tiles to provide patrons with a lounge-style atmosphere to relax, enjoy refreshing drinks, and interact with the natural environment./p>

 

Bison Innovative Products Since 1994, Bison has led the industry in designing and manufacturing versatile pedestals, pavers, and site furnishings that offer design flexibility to create beautiful rooftop environments. Our tested, modular deck system allows rooftop decks to be installed quickly and easily.

 

Originally published in April 2022

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