Chris Garvin, Terrapin Bright Green
Veit Kugel, senior associate, Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Taryn Mead, senior biologist at the Design Table, Biomimcry Group
Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief, Metropolis (moderator)
For the Greener Good, one of the National Building Museum’s most popular public education forums, consists of four timely discussions about the state of sustainability in our nation. In the season opener, titled Inspired by Nature, the For the Greener Good panelists discuss how architects, builders, and engineers can create a greener, stronger, and more sustainable built environment by learning from natural forms. These natural inspirations have led to growing research in mining photosynthesis for renewable energy sources, engineering buildings in the shape of honeycomb, and creating natural ventilation inspired by termite hills.