Synergistic Approach to Sustainable Design

  1. The Self-Sustaining Research Station Design Project: [A grade 9 Horizon's summer project explores aspects of sustainability including: alternative housing, ecological footprint, energy systems and health. - ed.] Throughout this three-week curriculum unit several general principles will be emphasized and employed to maximize the benefits of an integrated unit. The systems approach, whole systems thinking and the underlying principle of synergy will be the central, core concepts that all of the curricular areas will revolve around. The idea that not only are all the parts of a system connected and interrelated but more importantly that the discovery of these interrelationships leads to further discovery since, as synergy explains, the behaviour of the whole system is unpredictable simply by knowing the behaviour of the parts taken separately.


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