Workshops & Talks

Half-day or full-day workshops available:

 

  • Whole System Mapping Design Method
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Biomimicry
  • Measuring Sustainability
  • Dematerialization (includes lightweighting and design for lifetime)

 

These include several presentations (below).
Custom workshops may also be requested.

Presentations available:

  • Whole System Mapping
  • Priorities for Sustainable Design & Business
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Choosing Greener Materials
  • Biomimicry (for general audiences)
  • Biomimicry for Engineers
  • The Natural Step / FSSD
  • Laws & Labels
  • Systems Thinking
  • Persuasive Design for Sustainability
  • Cradle to Cradle certification
  • EPEAT certification
  • Priorities for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings
  • Environmental Problem Statement
  • Energy Effectiveness
  • Dematerialization (includes lightweighting and design for lifetime)
  • Energy Generation and Storage for Net-Zero Energy Buildings
  • Green Design Tools & Strategies (general overview)

Some of these lectures are, or can be, part of larger workshops (above).
Custom presentations may also be requested.

Past presentations / workshops at conferences, schools, and businesses include:

  • US National Library of Medicine, 2003
  • Better World Business Forum, Paris, 2004
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Holland, 2004
  • Doors of Perception, Delhi, 2005
  • Antioch University, 2005
  • Arup, 2006
  • Sustainable Innovation, 2006
  • Simon Fraser Univ., 2006
  • Foo Camp, 2007
  • ArquinFAD, Barcelona, 2007
  • San Jose State University, 2007
  • Lawrence Berkeley Labs, 2007
  • UC Berkeley Extension, 2007 and 2009
  • UC Berkeley, 2008
  • Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, 2008
  • Mattel, 2008
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 2008 & 2010
  • SolidWorks World, 2008
  • Biomimicry Alumni Gathering, 2009
  • ETech, 2009
  • San Francisco Ignite, 2009
  • Sustainable Minds, 2009
  • Taipei Design Center San Francisco, 2009
  • West Coast Green, 2009
  • Designers Accord Summit, 2009
  • Sustainable Brands, 2009
  • Sustainable Brands Boot Camp, 2010
  • Better Buildings – Better Business, 2010
  • Action for a Sustainable America Sustainable Manufacturing Summit, 2010
  • San Francisco Green Fest, 2010
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World, 2010
  • Esalen Institute, 2010
  • Good People Share, Brazil 2010
  • Project Brains, Brazil2010
  • 3M, 2010
  • Johnson & Johnson, 2010
  • Celsius and Beyond, 2011
  • American Society for Engineering Education webinar, 2011
  • Taipei Design Center San Francisco, 2011
  • IKEA, 2011
  • GreenerMind Summit, 2011 & 2015-2018
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Budapest 2011
  • Baldwin-Wallace Sustainability Symposium (keynote), 2011
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 2012
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education EdMedia, 2012
  • Architecture for Humanity, 2012
  • UC Berkeley ME 290P, ME 290i, ME 290KA, ME 290KB, MBA 296, CEE 292A, and ME 110, 2012 – 2015
  • Swissnex 3D Printing and Biomaterials, 2013
  • American Society of Mech. Eng. International Design Engineering (ASME IDETC), 2013
  • Ellen MacArthur CE100, London, 2013
  • CleanEdge webinar, 2013
  • GreenBiz VERGE, 2013 & 2016
  • O’Reilly Solid, 2014
  • UC Berkeley Osher Institute, 2014
  • Buildwell, 2014
  • EcoBalance, Tokyo 2014
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Sustainability Forum (keynote) 2014
  • BizNGO, 2015
  • International Conference on Research into Design (ICORD), Bangalore 2015
  • International Conference on Mech. Eng. & Mfg. (ICMEM), Istanbul 2015
  • Google, 2016
  • The North Face, 2016
  • The Gap, 2016
  • Sustainable Innovation, Epsom UK 2016
  • SustainableBrands, 2016
  • Smart Industry (OECD), Stockholm 2016
  • UC Davis, 2017
  • Partnership For Academic Leadership On Sustainability Summit, 2017
  • Steelcase, 2017
  • LCA XVII, 2017
  • VentureWell Open, 2017 & 2018
  • National Academy of Inventors, 2018
  • University of the Arts, 2018
  • Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, 2018
  • US EPA, 2018
  • DESIGN Dubrovnik, 2018
  • SustainableBrands, 2018
  • Engineering Mechanics Institute, 2018
  • Industry 4.0 – Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn 2018
  • VentureWell webinar “Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability into Your Curriculum”, 2018
  • Berkeley Big Ideas Competition workshop, 2018

…and others.  [last updated 2018-10-26]