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Biocene 2018: Using Biology to Grow Buildings

August 15, 2018 at 9:15 am - 10:30 am UTC-5

Biocene 2018

Biocene 2018 is taking place from August 14-17, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Previously named the Biomimicry Summit, this annual bio-inspired symposium attracts speakers and attendees from across the globe. Attendees are encouraged to discover how nature-inspired innovation is transforming the marketplace, advancing scientific thought and creating sustainable, competitive advantages. Join Eric Corey Freed, Sustainability Disruptor, for his keynote presentation Healthy Buildings for Everyone: Using Biology to Grow Buildings. This session will take place at 9:15 a.m. on August 15.

More information and registration can be found here.

Presentation Overview:

In 2016, the XPRIZE Foundation set out to establish a “moonshot” for construction by creating the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings. In this session, learn how one team approached this unique opportunity to develop a way to literally grow buildings by fusing synthetic biology, genomics, parametric modeling and 3D printing to create a paradigm shift that could switch us from a PETROchemical world, to a BIOchemical one.

About our Presenter:

Eric Corey Freed, LEED BD+C/LEED Fellow, Sustainability Disruptor
With over 25 years licensed architect experience, Eric has helped architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. He has been a regular contributor for dozens of publications, and lectures around the country at over 50 events a year.

Eric has served on the boards of the Human Health Initiative, the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), West Coast Green, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations. He was a founding board member and Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and served on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert where he drafted visionary sustainability policies. He has received awards from several Mayors and worked with dozens of municipalities around the country to help implement sustainable policies.


August 15, 2018
9:15 am - 10:30 am UTC-5
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Great Lakes Biomimicry
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Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44142 United States
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