**Recap of Biomimicry Presentation

The presentation by Great Lakes Biomimicry was a fantastic learning experience for all. We met at The Lodge at the Toledo Zoo on an unusually warm Fall day. The 3.5 hour presentation- How Biomimicry Can Inspire Sustainable Design began by defining biomimicry (innovation through emulation of biological forms, processes, and systems). The presentation included several hands on sessions (e.g. matching human inventions with the biological models that inspired them). Attendees also learned how nature's solutions typically are far more resourceful than human engineered solutions. Other topics explored were the Genius of Biome, the economic and sustainable value of biomimicry, the value of implementation and much more.

Another highlight of the seminar were the Toledo Zoo 'Animal Ambassadors'.

Thank you once again to The University of Akron and Great Lakes Biomimicry for an interesting and informative seminar!

                                                    2019 CICEA Fall Green Building Workshop

                                                             Save the Date!- October 24, 2019

A variety of speakers will be presenting aspects of WELL Buildings from sustainable design concepts, construction methods, and occupancy. 

Scheduled presenters include:

Marc Mondor; AIA, LEED Fellow, USGBC Faculty, WELL AP and Mark Kilpeck, CHC Senior Project Manager with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.  They will present on the Cleveland Clinic project, a building that was designed and constructed using WELL Buildings concepts.

Gina Markis, MS, DC, WELL AP, who is on the WELL Buildings Faculty at IWBI and will be talking about sustainability and WELL Buildings. This session focuses on the 10 concepts of the WELL Building Standard: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Thermal & Acoustic Comfort, Materials and Mind. Using medicaland scientific examples, current case examples of business success and profoundly impactful visuals, the presentation will help attendees understand how to apply these concepts personally as well as in workplace design.

Robert Momany, COSS, COSM, CCI, CSS, Vice President of Operations & Chief Training Officer from the Safety Council of NW Ohio, who will be offering a training session on Silica hazards, regulations, testing methods and control methods and options. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for the
course that meets OSHA training standards.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course that meets OSHA training standards.  More information on the program will be provided as it becomes available.


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