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Regenerative Residential Building Design with Therapeutic Food Garden
February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is a virtual offering that runs from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT.
Regenerative residential building design is an approach to architecture and construction that goes beyond sustainability and aims to create buildings that actively contribute to the regeneration of the environment and the well-being of their inhabitants. This concept is rooted in the idea that buildings should not just consume resources but should also generate positive impacts on their surroundings. Regenerative residential building design aims to create living spaces that actively contribute to the regeneration of ecosystems and the well-being of communities. A therapeutic food garden is a specialized type of garden designed to deliver specific health and healing benefits. These gardens can be used in residential settings to promote physical and mental well-being. Therapeutic food gardens provide a multifaceted approach to health and well-being by combining the benefits of nutrition, physical activity, sensory stimulation, education, and social interaction. These gardens can be customized in residential buildings to meet the specific needs and goals of the individuals they serve, making them valuable tools in promoting health and healing.
The learning objectives for the webinar will be an understanding of the following:
- Understand the concept and benefits of regenerative buildings
- Know the definition and benefits of therapeutic farms
- Get the ideas and examples of implementing therapeutic farms in residential buildings
You may be eligible for 1 CPD hour.
Phil Fung, P.Eng.
Phil Fung is a Consulting Engineer (Energy and Sustainability) in Ontario, Canada. Phil holds several professional designations including LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Certified Energy Manager, Living Future Accreditation, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional. His areas of expertise are energy-efficient and sustainable buildings design, nature-inspired regenerative buildings design, and energy modelling. Starting his career as an Automation & Robotics Engineer, Phil founded SRS Consulting Engineers (which provides professional engineering services) in 1999 and HiGarden (provides nature-inspired regenerative design) in 2015. In 2012, Phil accepted a part-time professorship at Humber College. Phil’s overarching design principle is “Let’s Build Trees”. Using nature as a mentor and tool, Phil developed Bio-Regenerative® design models and products based on biomimetic, biophilic, and bio-synergistic design principles. In 2023, Phil’s Zero Energy Food Shed was placed second in the Professional Engineers Ontario York Chapter Research Project of the Year Award. Furthermore,
Phil was awarded research grants from NSERC through Humber College in 2021 and 2023. The research projects are applying biophilic design to enhance the well-being of people working from home and using vertical food systems (ReGen® Farm) to mitigate the current food bank challenges.