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IBPSA Features One of Our Own

By |2018-10-26T20:18:14+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Thinking|

International Building Performance Simulation Association’s mission is to foster better building performance through building simulation by improving the design, construction, operation and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States. Each month, they highlight a member asking them to share their insights about themselves, their careers and the present and future state of energy simulation as they see it.  This month their Member Spotlight is on 7group partner, Marcus Sheffer. Learn more about how Marcus’ path led him to building energy modeling (BEM) and journey with him as he explores the connections between living systems and energy modeling. In this brief discussion, Marcus shares why BEM is exciting (yes, he said exciting) to him and why it matters. He details how BEM (read more)

Experience the World in New Ways with Learning the Language of Life

By |2018-09-14T21:30:21+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Learning|

Experience the World in New Ways with Learning the Language of Life A Regenerative Workshop October 12 to 15  |  Claycomb Chalets, Champion, PA Those seeking to improve and inspire their lives through nature and experience the world in transformational ways — to discover, clarify, and fully inhabit the unique essence we each hold — will benefit from Learning the Language of Life: A Regenerative Journey. Through this immersive retreat to the serene Claycomb Chalets amidst the beauty of the southwestern Pennsylvania forest landscape, you will emerge with new breakthrough levels of intuition and awakening. Appropriate for anyone on a journey of discovery across all interests and abilities, this seminal experience will: Interweave concepts of regeneration and permaculture to embed the systems of the living world in (read more)

Registration is LIVE for our Fall 2018 Workshop Near Seven Springs

By |2018-08-22T18:40:02+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Learning|

Learning the Language of Life: A Regenerative Workshop with Joel Glanzberg Claycomb Chalets 114 Claycomb Chalets Lane Champion, PA 15622 (near Seven Springs) 12-15 October 2018 “Most of our problems are caused by thinking differently than Nature works.”     --Gregory Bateson Patterns are the language of Life, our original mother tongue. By triangulating the perspectives of traditional tracking (pattern reading), living systems thinking (pattern thinking) and regenerative design (pattern design), we can relearn to see with Nature’s Mind and act as essential members of this living world with essential roles. She is dying for us to play. Because all living systems follow the same patterns, learning to read them reveals where and how we can contribute to growing their health. (read more)

Join Us in Learning the Language of Life

By |2018-08-21T14:31:34+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Learning|

Learning the Language of Life: A Regenerative Workshop with Joel Glanzberg and 7group Claycomb Chalets 114 Claycomb Chalets Lane Champion, PA 15622 (near Seven Springs) 12-15 October 2018 “Most of our problems are caused by thinking differently than Nature works.”     --Gregory Bateson Patterns are the language of Life, our original mother tongue. By triangulating the perspectives of traditional tracking (pattern reading), living systems thinking (pattern thinking) and regenerative design (pattern design), we can relearn to see with Nature’s Mind and act as essential members of this living world with essential roles. She is dying for us to play. Because all living systems follow the same patterns, learning to read them reveals where and how we can contribute to growing their health. We need (read more)

Walking the Talk

By |2017-11-29T15:57:43+00:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Organism|

Proud to announce that our commitment to protecting Mother Earth, not just earning profits, secured our place on the BCorporation Best for the Environment list for the 3rd year in a row. This honor places us as one of the B Corporations with the most positive environmental impact (scoring in the top 10% of more than 2,100 certified B corporations) based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Click here to learn more about the Best for the World criteria and for a complete list of honorees. To demonstrate our strong belief that there is more to business than earning profits, we pursued and earned certification as a B Corporation, a third party certification, in December 2014 by meeting a (read more)

Building as a Living Organism

By |2018-10-18T14:13:16+00:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Project|

Latest Willow School Project Achieves Certified Living Status! “Excellence, Education, Ethics, and Ecology”, is the Willow School’s mantra. A small, independent coeducational day school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, the Willow School is committed to combining academic excellence and the joy of learning with experiencing the wonder of the natural world. Its green campus is nestled on a 34-acre wooded site in rural New Jersey countryside, and the building and its surroundings are an integral feature in the school’s curriculum. Children at the Willow School study the connections between mathematics, literature, history, and the natural world; observing ecosystem patterns and cycles; and sustaining a thriving natural environment. The school’s latest project, the Health, Wellness and Nutrition Center continues to sing its mantra and (read more)

What Are You Trying to Sustain?

By |2017-11-29T11:29:29+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Learning|

Having helped builders, designers, architects and owners for more than 21 years understand green building, having worked with USGBC to create the LEED green building rating system, and having deeper engagements with regenerative practice for the past 8 years, we are now imagining the next step in the trajectory of thinking beyond sustainable practice . . . a whole new way to explore how humans, their built environment and the natural world develop a co-evolutionary way of nurturing life. It begins with an understanding of how living systems function through direct observation and experience, and deepens as we learn to see and feel from the perspective of ourselves as fellow animate beings. Join us as we continue our journey - through story, experiences and immersion (read more)

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.