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Eco Architecture Consumer Insights

Biodegradable Aid
Brands create products to be used as aids for agriculture, gardening, and more
Trend - Designers create biodegradable aids to help consumers in activities that require sleight of hand. These eco-conscious innovations are implemented as structural support, most commonly for building and agricultural ventures. When they are no longer needed, these biodegradable aids dissolve and enrich the soil in the area.

Insight - When attempting a project, eco-minded consumers look for products that will offer them support in the endeavor. As anxieties about climate change are on the rise, individuals emphasize a need to find simple and sustainable solutions that can be seamlessly removed or disposed of, with little to no harm to the environment. This not only grants them the desired functionality and efficiency, but it also alleviates any experience of guilt.
Workshop Question - In what areas of your business can you employ biodegradable materials?
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Mindful Paving
Roads and pavement adapt to the changing environment and the eco-conscious consumer
Trend - Urban infrastructure is tailored to address the consequences of climate change and eco concerns motivate innovations in the process of paving. Whether it is highways that can charge your car or sidewalks that can handle heavy rainfall, paving is optimized to be eco-friendly, cost-effective and functional.

Insight - Changing climates and the sustainable shift in consumer lifestyles necessitate the building of new, functional, and planet-minded infrastructure for urban centers. Supercharged weather conditions are a consequence of climate change and in order to keep citizens safe and comfortable, urban architecture needs to be designed in light of the possibilities of these occurrences.
Workshop Question - How can your business introduce a sustainable add-on to consumer lives?
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Biodiversifying Accessories
Brands are supplementing existing infrastructure with eco decisions
Trend – Brands and individuals alike are concerned with preserving ecological life in urban environments through design-forward accessories that can be added to architectural infrastructures or inserted as simple features in the home. Their focus is to offer support to the dwindling biosphere within the concrete parameters of the city, thus reducing ecological footprints and creating welcoming habitats. These small but impactful solutions promote biodiversity, while also being affordable and having easily implementable designs.

Insight – As climate change is dominating public discourse, individuals are paying close attention to their consumption habits and opting in for brands that have a mandate for sustainability. The guilt and stress that people are beginning to feel in regards to overconsumption has resulted in a growing consumer demand for businesses and institutions to take responsibility for their impact on the environment. While these accessories are supplementary to urban infrastructure or the home environment, they also have a soothing and empowering effect on communities, businesses, and individuals.
Workshop Question - What kind of biodiversifying product could your company adopt to benefit the ecological footprint of its community?
6.4
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Net-Zero Pedagogy
Educational infrastructure is designed with net-zero energy outputs
Trend - As an educational institution's ability to attract top talent remains a marker of its overall success, an increasing number of schools and research facilities are investing in building net-zero infrastructure. This shift serves as a reflection of the forward-facing values that many students and intellectuals across disciplines have surrounding sustainability.

Insight - The average young person today understands the urgency of climate change more than their predecessors, in-part because they're more likely to be affected by the consequences it's projected to have on the world. Younger demographics expect that brands, institutions and governments act quickly in order to mitigate the risks associated with changing temperatures globally.
Workshop Question - Consider the infrastructure your organization relies on. What underlying message is it sending to your target audience?
4.3
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Printed Sustainability
The construction of new buildings becomes more sustainable with 3D-printing
Implications - While the use of 3D-printing in architecture and construction isn’t new, it is emerging as a leading source of sustainable building materials. As consumers and companies continue to become more conscientious about the impact of their individual carbon footprint, they are turning to technology to help solve the challenges of transitioning to more sustainable living.
Workshop Question - How could your brand utilize technology to become more sustainable?
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Eco University
Higher education adapts to the eco-related research it takes part in
Implications - Research hubs in universities are adapting to the climate change and waste-related research they push out, by themselves changing the ways in which their architecture is designed, and impacts the environment. This shift comes as consumers increasingly expect brands and institutions to lay the foundations for a more sustainable future.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better commit to sustainability?
3.3
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Eco Skyscraper
New tower designs experiment with the use of wood
Implications - Increasingly, architects and engineers are turning to wood for the construction of eco-skyscrapers and towers. Timber is a largely unexplored building material for structures with more than three stories, but has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due to its status as a sustainable building material. This preference is reflective of the increased emphasis and awareness that both designers and consumers have placed on sustainable products, in the face of climate change and its consequences.
Workshop Question - How does your brand work to satisfy consumer standards on sustainability?
3.1
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Urban Dome
Biodomes take over urban environments for a variety of functional uses
Implications - Biodomes are being incorporated seamlessly into urban environments for a multitude of purposes, that include everything from residences to workplace escapes and artistic installations. The use of such environments offers a cocooned form of escape in highly populated areas – popularized as consumers place a higher value on mental and physical health.
Workshop Question - How can your brand offer its employees or customers a sense of escape from everyday life?
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Bioplastic Building
Architecture adopts eco-friendly bioplastic materials
Implications - Bioplastics are slowly being adopted into the construction industry as businesses and architects seek to set precedents for the future of architecture. Such changes are being pushed as immediate and long-term consequences of climate change, coupled with rapid urban development around the world, are increasingly top of mind for consumers and developers alike.
Workshop Question - How can your brand adopt bioplastics into its production processes, or support the development of climate change and pollution-fighting causes?
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Bio Office
Modern offices incorporate green spaces for their many benefits
Implications - New office designs are increasingly incorporating functional green environments to live up to eco-friendly principles. These spaces reveal the increased emphasis brands are placing not just on environmental causes, but on improving employee morale through the support of green initiatives, and by giving them natural spaces in which they can decompress—harnessing the naturally calming abilities of green spaces within urban environments.
Workshop Question - How can your brand better accommodate green space into the design of its workplace, or support environmental causes?
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