The Economics of Biophilic Design: Enhancing Lives and Driving Results
At Plant Solutions, nature has always been our inspiration. As designers and business professionals, we always seek new ways to infuse Mother Earth’s wonders into our creations. This is accomplished through biophilic design – the practice of connecting people with nature by incorporating natural elements into our built environment. It’s no longer enough to recognize our innate connection with nature.
Businesses must understand how to leverage biophilia to improve the lives of those they are invested in and maximize bottom-line results. We are so excited to discover that Terrapin Bright Green has released their second edition, “The Economics of Biophilia: Why Designing with Nature in Mind Makes Financial Sense,” a complete rewrite of their first edition.
“This latest update of their seminal report only proves in greater detail something we all know intuitively: that if nature is part of human nature, then it should be an essential part of our buildings too”
-S. Richard Fedrizzi Executive Chairman International WELL Building Institute
Biophilic Design and Maximum ROI: Insights and Solutions
To be an exceptional designer or successful business professional, we must address pain points and devise innovative solutions. The second edition of “The Economics of Biophilia” is an invaluable resource that analyzes the profound impact of nature on various industries. It offers insights and relief to significant challenges. It provides validation that biophilic design goes beyond being a mere buzzword.
Biophilic design is a transformative investment that yields exponential returns. From offices fostering employee engagement and schools enhancing learning rates to healthcare facilities improving patient recovery times and even retail businesses boosting sales and customer satisfaction, the integration of biophilia reaps tremendous benefits. Moreover, it has a positive ripple effect on the community, as areas with green spaces witness increased property values and heightened public safety. Simply put, investing in biophilic design is synonymous with investing in a nature-positive economy.
“…Creating biophilic, sustainable, and wellness-focused spaces isn’t just a sound investment. It’s doing the right thing.”
-Brian Vickery Senior Director, Design and Construction, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Nature-positive Economy: Industry Analysis and Practical Application
This all-encompassing document provides specific chapters focusing on vital sectors, including offices, education, retail, hospitality, healthcare and communities. It presents captivating case studies supported by compelling financial data while offering research perspectives, and applied narratives that creates a connection between theory and practice. Furthermore, it offers a forward-looking perspective on future research directions while providing practical DIY tips for immediate implementation.
Terrapin’s commitment to bridging the gap between research and application shines through presenting science-based solutions in a captivating and relatable manner. If you’re a designer who wants to enhance the lives of those you design for and improve their bottom-line results, dive into ‘The Economics of Biophilia’ to discover the transformative power of biophilic design; it’s a must-read resource.