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Thursday, May 12 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Biomimicry + Living Future: Integrating Innovations Inspired by Nature to Achieve a Living Future
TRACK: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Biomimicry is an innovation method that seeks leading-edge, sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. Biomimicry can be applied to create new products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are inherently sustainable. Biomimicry innovations are effective and efficient, reduce materials and waste, increase revenue and brand loyalty. Biomimicry also offers a pathway to directly and indirectly achieving the petal imperatives of LBC, LPC, and LCC. In this session, panelists from different industry sectors will share examples of projects integrating biomimicry and biomimetic design, as well as discuss linkage and opportunities to achieve the Living Future imperatives.

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Speakers
avatar for Mara Baum

Mara Baum

Vice President/Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, HOK
Mara Baum AIA, LEED AP Fellow, EDAC is HOK’s firmwide Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader. She oversees sustainability across the healthcare sector and leads HOK’s health and wellness initiatives; her work focuses on the intersection between ecological considerations and the creation of a healthy and healing environment. She has been teaching and writing about net zero energy and water for over 15 years, with initiatives for... Read More →
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
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Lindsay James

Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface
Lindsay James is the Vice President of Restorative Enterprise for Interface, the global sustainability leader and the world's largest manufacturer of carpet tile (NASDAQ: TILE).  She is a leader for the company’s sustainability strategy, where she expands Interface's sustainability vision, aligns initiatives with this vision, and creates opportunities to engage associates in the journey.  As a biomimicry expert, she is... Read More →
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Nicole Hagerman Miller

Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8
As Managing Director Nicole is responsible for strategic direction of Biomimicry 3.8, a company internationally recognized as leader in biomimicry innovation consulting, professional training and thought leadership. She also works closely with clients and partners to identify the best opportunities to effectively integrate and apply biomimicry. Her professional experience in environmental and social compliance, product development and global... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 2 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, Washington, 98101