The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge teams up with the Living Future Institute to issue a prize for products that function as elegantly as the natural world.
SEATTLE, August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ A team from California State University, Long Beach has won the 2016 student Living Product Prize for their innovative approach to a water and space-efficient home gardening system.
Cara Rude, McCool Carlson Green's Director of Interior Design, Shares Why She'll Be Joining Us This Fall
I couldn’t wait to attend the first-ever Living Product Expo. The Expo was a place to create partnerships with manufacturers, designers, and producers who are passionate about creating regenerative products. I wanted to be part of this material revolution.This year at the Expo, I know that I’ll find more great products that are propelling the building industry toward a healthier place. The companies that participate in the Expo are successful because they are cross-disciplinary and willing to collaborate.
Owens Corning and SIREWALL Reimagine Manufacturing for Radical Change in Energy, Water, Happiness
SEATTLE, May 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Imagine a product that functions as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world. Now imagine that product is manufactured for use in buildings, which are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions, and you begin to see how a truly sustainable product, used to build a Living Building, might significantly impact climate change.
Living Product Prize will Encourage Development of Products that Work in Harmony with Nature
March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles? That is the goal of the Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an annual team competition from the Biomimicry Institute that focuses on accelerating the development of nature-inspired solutions to critical sustainability issues.
Some progressive manufacturers are skipping the green wash and developing products that are both renewable and transparent.
GETTING THE CARBON OUT is just the beginning. Growing awareness of the impact of product and material choices on indoor air quality is driving interest in non-toxic products and resulting in greater transparency for manufacturers. Here is where “natural” products have an edge. They tend to be simpler, with fewer components, and fewer, if any man-made chemicals, which tend to bio-accumulative and have undesirable health effects.