Norwalk, Conn.—Aspecta by Metroflor is sponsoring keynote speaker Jessica Green’s presentation during NeoCon’s 2017 Conference Program. Green is a scientist and the founding director of the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center.
As founding director of the BioBE Center, Green works with architects and engineers to advance the public’s understanding of how microbial communities assemble, interact, evolve and influence public health. She is also co-founder and CTO of Phylagen, a DNA data harvesting and analytics company. In her presentation, Green will explore how the microbial blueprint of human beings, homes, cities and forests impacts the world, and the future. Green is currently spearheading efforts to model urban spaces as complex ecosystems that house trillions of diverse microorganisms interacting with each other, with humans, and with their environment.
The sponsorship of Green’s speech reflects Metroflor’s growing interest in Biophilic Design – the emerging discipline that addresses the relationship between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment to promote health and well-being. “There is such synergy between the philosophy of Biophilia and Jessica’s understanding of how we are intimately connected with each other and even the smallest forms of life,” said Rochelle Routman, Metroflor’s chief sustainability officer.
Green will speak on June 13, 8:30 a.m. in The NeoCon Theater (Motorola, 19th floor).