Systems thinking is used in many fields such as computing, health, manufacture, management, and more recently building design.
Defined as the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole, systems thinking can deliver incredibly high performing buildings at little or no extra cost. Integrative Design is the use of a systems thinking process while designing and constructing a building. It can also be defined as the intelligent integration of technology with nature. If buildings are the primary culprit of our environmental challenges, with integrative design they can be part of the solution and the path towards energy independence. - Improved Occupant Performance - Reduce Operational Costs - Better Indoor Air Quality - Enduring Facilities - Instructional Facilities - Daylighting - Enhance Asset Value and Increased Profits - Reduced Environmental Impacts - Positive Public Image - Optimized Life Cycle Economic Performance - Potentially No Increase in Construction Cost