23 Apr '15, 6am

@gbcitalia @SaudiGBF @SaudiMIP #LEED & Nature @SymbolaFondazio @GiaSilvestrini

In the late 1990s, a revolutionary idea arrived on the scene, shepherded by an innovative thinker and nurtured by scores of curious and passionate individuals. In the book Biomimicry , Janine Benyus introduced the notion that we could be better off by simply mimicking the ways problems are solved in nature; this idea has proven transformative. In the book, Benyus lists nine principles that govern and define how nature operates. Not surprisingly, elements of each of these principles are readily identifiable in connection with LEED. Nature runs on sunlight: Just as nature is powered by the renewable energy of the sun, LEED promotes the use of renewable energy sources and the purchase of green power . If we were to consistently mimic the ways of nature, we would rely solely on renewable power. Nature uses only the energy it needs: We can all learn a lesson from the Center for...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/nature-leed-how-natural-law...

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