Sustainable design, but not as we know it?

Going beyond ticking boxes, complying with regulations or keeping up with the latest initiatives, ecological development guru Bill Reed uproots just about everything we think we know about ‘green’ and asks whether we are really delving deeply enough

The presentation, given by Bill Reed was entitled:

From Sustainability through Regeneration: Whole and Living System Design

It was given at an event called:

The Green, Healthy Schools conference

It was hosted by the Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance on November 4, 2010.

Here are some details of Bill’s background:

An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration Bill is a principal in Delving Deeper, the Integrative Design Collaborative and Regenesis, Inc, – consulting organizations working to lift green building and community planning into designs that are fully integrated and evolving with living systems. His work centers on creating the framework for and managing an integrative, whole-systems design process. The objective: to improve the overall quality of the physical, social and spiritual life of our living places and therefore the planet.

Relevant experience:

Bill is a planning consultant, design process facilitator, and lecturer. He has participated in over 300 presentations and workshops relating to Sustainable and Regenerative Design.

He has consulted on over two hundred green design commissions and dozens of LEED projects – achieving many certifications – the majority Gold and Platinum. He is a guest lecturer at Universities from Harvard and MIT to the University of British Columbia.

His clients range from New York City Department of Design and Construction, U.S. General Services Administration, Loreto Bay, Baja, Mexico, Sidwell Friends School, US Green Building Council, Genzyme Corporation, Teknion, LLC, the Willow School, various city planning agencies on the East and West coast, and many private development companies in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

In this second video, Michael Anschel of otogawa-anschel discusses green-building theory with John Boecker and Bill Reed, at the 2009 GreenBuild Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.