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SiD Website slides

A tiny intro the Symbiosis in Development sustainability method

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What is Symbiosis in Design (SiD)? SiD is a tool to develop integrated sustainable solutions. It consists of three parts. SiD Theory SiD Process SiD's Sustainability Definition "Sustainability is a state of a complex, dynamic system. In this state a system can continue to flourish without leading to its internal collapse or requiring inputs from outside its defined system boundaries.

Applied to our civilization, this state is consistent with an equitable and healthy society, as well as thriving ecosystems and a beautiful planet." SiD operates on all layers of society. And looks at the relationships between them... The theory defines the foundations of SiD.

It gets pretty abstract, but it's important to
have your foundations right. Space, Time & Context And looks at these relationships in... on different scales, SiD says: Object Object & Relations There's no such thing as a sustainable object... only sustainable systems
and relations. SiD Method SiD Method SiD Method SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process SiD Process The foundations need to be right, because we don't want to repeat the same mistakes we've made in the past. That's why SiD is thorough and complete.

Let's have a look at some of its basics... It's important to have good definitions to fall back on.

The SiD theory has a lot of this, very valuable stuff. It's intended as a solid foundation for your work. But, there's more fun
ways to explain! The SiD methods are ways of executing the theory in a fast, thorough, fun, and very effective way - making the complexity simple.

It's a flexible, iterative, multi-disciplinary
system that is both creative and exact. The five step system leads to optimized and
integrated results for business, policy,
design, research, development and more... So now you know how Except develops
all its innovations so effectively... There are many different SiD processes, but all are based on the SiD methods and founded in the SiD theory. The SiD Processes determine how the method is executed in time, and when different parties get involved: stakeholders, clients, researchers, designers, and so on. ...but we're not keeping it all to ourselves, because you know we publish everything we make under creative commons licenses. (which means you can share and use it for free) Of course this is but a very quick
overview of SiD, but we hope you get the gist of it... ...that SiD is a development model that allows you to use your brain, partners, tools, and creativity in the best way possible for true sustainable development. a single a few of these... and many of these... This means SiD is what is called a system-thinking method.

This is important, because it leads us to conclude that we won't be able to reach a sustainable society by technological solutions alone. It relates these layers in an integrated, causal system. (so you know what's important, where) It allows the inclusion of all sorts of existing tools in a framework that makes sense of it all. Life Cycle Assessment
(LCA) LEED BREEAM GIS Biomimicry Energy+ Ecotect GreenCalc REAP BEES GRI FSC Global Compact ISO Transition Management SEED IRIS EnergySTAR RoHS ELSIA REACH EPEAT FoodGood Certified Organic Fair Trade SimaPro GaBi Art of Hosting Principles of Green Engineering A big Symbiosis in Design book is in the making, and we give workshops about how to apply SiD in various contexts. Contact us at www.except.nl for details. Merredin Spirulina Algae Farm 2001 - Australia San Francisco Transbay Terminal 2006 - USA Revolutionary new sustainable agriculture method The world's largest ecological roofpark Social and Economically integrated Sustainable Industries Polydome: Polyculture Agriculture Systems 2010 - the Netherlands Development & CSR for many industries Green Electronics Cleantech Biochemical
development Policy & Tools Carpet Sector Agro & Food Sustainable Energy Cities & Architecture System-wide innovation across fields & Disciplines 1999-2011 innovations like... This means that just changing the cogs in the machine isn't going to work. We need to consider the functioning of the machine as a whole first, and see if we can steer it.

Therefore, we have to understand the machine we live in, or 'system' and all its relations, in order to make actual improvements. And that's exactly what SiD lets you do: it lets you understand the system and make long-term and fundamental improvements to it, for policy, design, business strategy and more. time frames & levels of abstraction. no wasting abilites then... The processes encourage experts from many disciplines to work together as a single team from the start. They produce materials during its development that are valuable for future projects. So they can go faster and be better each time around... The processes involve stakeholders, users, and third parties as active participants. SiD processes set clear performance-based goals, so you can evaluate what was done better, without unnecessary rules being in the way. SiD processes combine creative and scientific approaches in settings where people can learn about the system. They collaborate iteratively on developing solutions. After research and development, this leads to well- integrated, system-based solutions...

economically viable, healthy, exciting, ecologically sound, and properly sustainable. So you can download all these projects and much more
for free on our website...

That's also systems thinking: spread the word! Want to know more? Let's make a better world together. - the Except team. Because SiD is 'nested,' you always know where in the process you are, and can find solutions
in higher layers of abstraction. In a way, SiD is also a process design tool. Team Formation Problem System Analysis Because data is stored that can be used next time around. Stakeh Stakeholder involvement Goal and Boundary Definition Creative System Solving Sessions Part one... Part two... Part three... ... and therefore also to measure and analyze sustainability and stakeholders http://www.except.nl
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