An Integral Approach to Sustainable Living
September 6, 2011
An introduction to the ideas which we are organizing for a publication coming this fall…
From the outset, Ecologic has demonstrated the importance of a well integrated and comprehensive approach to the planning, design and construction of our built environments. The essence and strength of our work is in the philosophy that informs our process. Our site specific approach aims ” to include as many perspectives, styles, and methodologies as possible within a coherent view of the topic. In a certain sense, [our] integral approaches are ‘meta-paradigms,’ or ways to draw together an already existing number of separate paradigms into an interrelated network of approaches that are mutually enriching.” -Ken Wilber, “Foreword to Integral Medicine,” xii-xiii
An Integral Approach to Sustainable Living, will explore three broad areas of concern: Comfort, Conservation, and Consumption.
The home. Our complex relationship with our homes from the pragmatic site design, passive/active strategies, building science and performance, to the personal and sacred comforts of the home.
Energy management and renewable energy systems. Our current practices and that of our children provide opportunities to better sustain our place in the natural world.
Hydroponic growing systems. Exploring indoor gardening for human and animal consumption. Produce your own affordable hydroponically grown organic vegetables with rapid growth, low energy use, and high nutritional value.
” A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community, it is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -ALDO LEOPOLD, A Sand County Almanac, 189