Designing for the post-carbon economy | Eric Corey Freed | TEDxPenn

In recent years, buildings have grown taller and cities grander, but one thing that seems to have fallen to the bottom of constructrion priorities is environmental sustainability. Eric Corey Freed explores new models for transforming our structures into living habitats. By fusing creativity and design, Eric Corey Freed has led a generation of living—even breathing—architecture that blends the natural and manmade seamlessly.

Eric Corey Freed believes that today’s “harsh, style-driven fashions” in architecture can be improve through building responsibly, reducing waste, and preserving the environment. The author of “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies”, Freed has sold over 200,000 copies and has helped thousands more around the country monetize sustainability.

Today, Freed continues the tradition of “Organic Architecture”, and works to bridge the gap between human habitation and the natural world. A renowned leader in the sustainable architecture field, Freed was named by San Francisco Magazine as “”Best Green Architect”” in 2005 and “”Best Visionary”” in 2007. He was also named one of the “”Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.”””

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