Thursday, 20 June 2013

Seven Steps of Truly Sustainable Building Science Video: Imagine the Fire
How reviving the aboriginal practice of controlled fires could be good for land and wildlife. This story was produced with the support of the Bill Lane Centre for American West
The National | Jun 19, 2013 | 14:24

Residential Building Science Experts Take Note: Sustainable Buildings = Ecosystem Management

Igne Natura Renovatur Integra (INRI): “All Nature Will Be Renewed By Fire; alchemists' aphorism)”
Definition Source/Credit: The Free Online Dictionary: Igne Natura Renovatur Integra

What does this CBC National news feature story by Duncan McCue have to do with sustainable buildings? At PeapodLife, our commercial and residential building science experts know that truly sustainable buildings will be based not on components or systems, but ecosystems.

As Duncan McCue’s feature on The National points out, the Dene Nation of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories have used controlled burning to manage their environment in an intelligent and symbiotic way.

They used a ubiquitous technology essential to humankind’s survival (the mastery of fire) to support and accelerate the natural cleansing and renewing process of nature. With fire the Dene made space for healing and food plants where only weeds and deadwood grew, and invited grazing animals to return.

This is a beautiful real-world example of how humanity’s mastery of technology can be used to support nature and the natural renewal process taking place in all ecosystems.  It is anything but an exploitative model. It is a model of intelligent stewardship; of harmony; of mutual symbiosis…real “best practices.”

Forest Management Experts from Alberta and BC to California are waking up and taking note of this large-picture view.  Moving from forest-management to ecosystem-management has many benefits.  We support the ecosystem; the organizing and problem-solving power of the ecosystem does the rest.

PeapodLife brings precisely this ecosystem-management and support methodology to commercial and residential buildings via our indoor ecosystems. 

The result is Advanced Human Habitat:
  • Freshest Air
  • Living Water
  • Organic Local Food
  • Beautiful Natural Rainforest Aesthetic
  • Positive Energetic Enhancement
  • Improved Relaxation
  • Greater Invigoration
  • And so much more.

Image: Hand of Human Intervention in Mutual Symbiosis and Harmony with Nature
July 2012 Cover for the Sunday Review of The New York Times "The Ecology of Disease"

We challenge commercial and residential building science experts to recognize the wisdom of the Dene and others.  It’s time to see the big picture of true sustainability, in buildings, communities and the world as a whole!

Seven Steps of Truly Sustainable Building Science:
  1. Use our best know-how (ancient and modern) and technologies,
  2. Evolve beyond simple component-based and mechanical systems-based methodologies,
  3. Learn from nature’s own best practices (biomimicry; Eco-mimicry),
  4. Work with nature harmonically,
  5. Manage and support natural ecosystem-based methodologies,
  6. Accelerate and enhance ecosystems’ abilities to grow, learn, adapt and provide,
  7. Enjoy the benefits of living in mutual symbiosis with nature in our homes, businesses, etc. 
Whether you’re a residential building science expert, a commercial building developer, building management company, green real estate investor, owner of a spa, hotel or retirement home, or a home/condo resident wanting to live sustainably in harmony with nature, Connect with PeapodLife. 

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