9. & 10. Design Techniques

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There are very many design techniques and it's useful to have some familiarity with all of them as each different situation will call for quite distinct ways of designing with it.

Here are some outlines of the different design techniques.

Integrative Design - Phipps: A Case Study

"Integrative Design" = Permaculture Design, only with less strict ethics & principles 

Using a unique integrative design approach to construct one of the world's greenest buildings, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is leading the way to a more sustainable future with its Center for Sustainable Landscapes, slated to open in spring 2012. In this video, "Integrative Design -- Phipps: A Case Study," learn more about how this process works and can be used to achieve the highest green building standards. You can also learn more about the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at phippsCSL.org.