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By Mary Ann Lazarus

The emerging science of biomimicry has captivated the design professions. Conferences are buzzing about it, magazines are craving it, and the next generation of designers can’t get enough of it.


Established by biologist Janine Benyus in the 1990s, biomimicry looks to the natural world for ideas and inspiration for all kinds of design opportunities. The goal is to create sustainable products, processes and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on Earth and able to endure, regardless of the challenges.


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Toronto Resource Center Earns LEED Gold
The Allsteel/Gunlocke Resource Center, located in the historic 1899 Toronto Carpet Factory Boiler House, has earned LEED Canada CI Gold Certification. The showroom is only the second facility in Toronto to earn the gold-level certification using the Canadian system.
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GREENGUARD Unveils First Nursery Built for Good IAQ
Built entirely with GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified low-emitting products, GEI recently debuted this innovative nursery (the first of its kind) at the 2009 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas.
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Indoor Air Quality More Important Than Ever
What is missing in today's discourse is the understanding that to pursue energy conservation without taking the quality of indoor air into account puts the health of building occupants unnecessarily at risk.
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Consulting Group Formed to Offer Sustainable Solutions to the Hospitality Market
The new organization, Olive Hospitality Consulting, will provide balanced business solutions for a wide variety of sustainability challenges facing the hospitality industry.
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