Living Building Challenge and Biophilic Design in Lehigh Valley

Worth 1 GBCI CE hour and 1 AIA LU-HSW
Lutron, 7200 Suter Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm


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Some hypothesize that humans evolved to connect with nature, and research suggests this connection remains instrumental to our health, productivity, and well-being. That understanding has brought the concept of biophilia (the love of life or living systems) to the forefront when it comes to creating healthy built environments. 
Through this presentation, given by Elizabeth Calabrese, attendees will better understand the concept of biophilia, biophilic design, the research and data that support it, and the strategies for integrating Biophilic Environments into the Living Building Challenge's Health and Happiness, and Beauty Petals.
This Lehigh Valley branch event is hosted by Lutron and will feature a tour of their Experience Center. Pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Worth 1 GBCI CE hour and 1 AIA LU-HSW.  
Event Cost 
  • DVGBC Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $30 (Want to become a member? Join here!) 
  • Students: $10
About the Speaker 
Elizabeth Calabrese has practiced architecture for over 20 years with national and international projects to her credit. Calabrese has been teaching biophilic, holistic and ecological design since 2011 at the University of Vermont, and taught at Philadelphia University this past fall. Elizabeth is a strong believer that biophilia and ecology belong at the foundation of design programs to promote human and environmental health and well being. 
Elizabeth co-authored a monograph with the late Dr. Stephen Kellert titled, "The Practice of Biophilic Design," available at

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