The vision of this national research center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to develop a hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approached to understand the built environment microbiome. Our goal is to optimize the design and operation of buildings to promote both human health and environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on green healthcare design.
TEDxPortland invited the BioBE Center to speak about indoor ecology and our most recent research at the Lillis Business Complex. This event was extraordinary. Featured speakers included architect Gene Sandoval who designed the award winning John E. Jacqua Academic Center at the University of Oregon and 11-year old skateboarder Gavin Davison who has a vision to design the world’s most awesome indoor skateboard park in Portland, Oregon. Sustainable Business Oregon wrote up a thoughtful article about the BioBE Center’s mission.
Nike supported the meeting in many ways, including giving speakers shoes with insoles that featured the meeting’s theme: Unchartered Territory.