Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Foresight Green Drinks: New Solutions - Designing From Nature's Innovations

The Biomimicry Chicago core group will be presenting a Biomimicry: Designing from Nature's Innovations panel at the next Foresight Greendrinks in Chicago.  Come learn more about biomimicry applied locally and hear about our vision for a naturally inspired Chicago.

Wednesday, November 16th at 5:30.

Jefferson Tap & Grille.

325 N Jefferson St, 2nd Floor.  ChicagoIL 60661

Biomimicry, the practice of learning from nature to solve human design problems, is emerging as a powerful tool for creating more sustainable solutions. Applied at a variety of scales, from individual products to buildings to organizations, biomimcry brings nature's 3.8 billion years of innovation experience to the design table.
This month's panel examines this quickly evolving practice, reviewing what it is, how it is being applied, the tangible advancements it has already produced, and the powerful potential for the future. Of specific interest to designers, architects, entrepreneurs, biologists, and related others, the conversation will be wide ranging and inspiring to anyone with a concern for a more vibrant and resilient future. Come learn more about this exciting field, and the new emerging network, Biomimicry Chicago.

Amy Coffman Phillips
Architect and Sustainability ConsultantLiquid Triangle Sustainability
Amy Coffman Phillips is an architect, sustainability consultant, and biomimic-in-training working to integrate humanity and nature through the built environment.  At firms in both Chicago and New York, she has integrated sustainability into projects ranging from a high-rise tower to a single family home.  She is working toward a Biomimicry Professional Certificate, a master’s level program devoted to learning from nature to inspire design, and is a registered architect and sustainability consultant with Liquid Triangle Sustainability.  A Network Leader at Biomimicry Chicago, Amy is collaborating to develop an emerging network of local biomimics, looking to inspire and educate the local market about naturally inspired design.
Lindsay James
Director of Strategic SustainabilityInterfaceFLOR
Lindsay is the Director of Strategic Sustainability for InterfaceFLOR, where she is responsible for strategically leveraging and expanding Interface’s thought leadership in sustainability. She is passionate about the potential to harness our economic system to improve our natural systems. As an early adopter of the business case for sustainability, she is a vocal advocate and teacher for both the “why” and “how” of sustainable business. Combining rigorous business acumen with innovative problem solving abilities, Lindsay has earned a reputation for successfully distilling complex issues into accessible frameworks.
Colin Rohlfing
Sustainable Design Leader & Director of Sustainable ConsultingHOK
For the past 7 years, Colin has worked with local, regional and firm-wide HOK project teams to facilitate sustainable design integration and building certification for various projects throughout the firm. He oversees the execution of sustainable solutions for HOK clients, which include green work place solutions, sustainable operation plans, Green House Gas emissions benchmarking and mitigation, occupant engagement and behavioral programs and broader sustainability planning for campuses, cities, municipalities and real estate portfolios. Notable projects include; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the world’s largest LEED Platinum project and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the world’s largest LEED NC Platinum project.
5:30-8:30pm Socializing/Networking
5:45-6:15pm Power Networking (optional)
6:45-7:45pm Discussion
7:45-8:30pm Socializing/Networking
Power Networking (optional 5:45-6:15pm)
By popular request! Every month, we include a period of time for you to meet a number of other like-minded people in a structured, fast-paced format. Bring your elevator speech and business cards! Not in the mood? Spectators welcome as well.
***Cancellation Policy***
All Foresight tickets and/or event registrations are non-refundable. If an event is canceled or postponed by Foresight, participants will be offered a full refund. Please contact us if a personal emergency keeps you from attending an event. At Foresight's discretion, a refund may be offered in these cases.

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