The Next Generation in Green Building Design (Series 2) Registration TBA /

This seminar is designed with Students and Businesses in mind, and can also be modified for Businesses.
Attendees will be provided with a workbook and a certificate of completion.

Design is a holistic, integrative, systems approach to problem solving.  This workshop has been designed to encourage this mode of thinking.  By studying what natural systems have to teach us, students discover ways of maintaining ecosystems while creating our own habitats.  Most importantly we will attempt to define the concept of sustainability and study ways we can create a healthy society.  In order to find realistic solutions we avoid anecdotal solutions and encourage a rigorous approach to the data.  We also advocate blending traditionally sustainable approaches with appropriate high technology solutions.  We encourage application by students who are able to explore ideas with an open mind and are willing to question their own preconceptions.

Please contact for the full detailed cirriculum and cost.
Or call us at 416.919.1978 (local) or 1.888.97.CURES (international)


2008 Ecocity World Summit Mixer

Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP,
Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT

Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension.  He is on the boards of USGBC Inland Empire, Architects, Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), and West Coast, as well as the advisory boards of a dozen other organizations.

He has over 20 year’s experience in green building. Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkley Extension, and currently teaches at Boston Architectural College.  He is on the boards of the Inland Empire Chapter of the USGBC, Architects/Designers & Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), and Sustainable Stewards, as well as the advisory boards of over a dozen other organizations.

He is the founding Chair of Architecture for The San Francisco Design Museum and one of the founders of ecoTECTURE: The Online Journal of Ecological Design.  He is a regular contributor for Sustainable Industries Journal, Luxe, Natural Home, Metropolitan Home and dozens of other publications.  Eric lectures around the country at 40+ conferences a year, and his work has been featured in Dwell, Metropolis, Town & Country, Natural Home and Newsweek.  He has been seen on television on Fox News, HGTV, The Sundance Channel and PBS.

Eric is the author of four books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies”, a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and “Sustainable School Architecture”.  His latest, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine “Best Green Architect” in 2005; “Best Visionary” in 2007; and “Green Visionary” by 7×7 Magazine in 2008.  In 2012, he was named one of the 25 “Best Green Architecture Firms” in the US, and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.”

March 2013 - CopyYasmeen Siddiqui, MBSc., LEED AP BD+C
Principal of Architecture Cures, Building Sciences / Indoor Environmental Health

Yasmeen is a building science specialist, researcher, writer, and energy-quality expert with over 10 years combined consulting and research experience.  She has a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree from the Department of Architecture, Ryerson University.  She is principal of Architecture Cures, an innovative consulting and research company; and founder of the Architecture Cures Foundation that helps transform spaces into safe and healthy environments for sick children and the underprivileged.

She introduced a new specialty in her field during her master’s in Building Sciences, Department of Architecture – Electromagnetic Pollution Mitigation and applied her design strategies in a sustainable renovation of 1909 single family dwelling in downtown Toronto, Canada; a model house for research on sustainable renovations.  Since 2008, she has been researching and educating her low-cost design solutions to create superior healthy green buildings with reduced EMF and chemical pollution integrated with BioGeometry® Energy Systems and principals of Fung Shui – she firmly believes that “Prevention is the closest thing to the CURE to promote longevity for people and buildings.”

She is the lead industry specialist on green building that integrates EMF design solutions and Geopathic Earth Stress mitigation – a focused area in design typically overlooked by most industry professionals.

Publications include:

  • R Richman, Y Siddiqui.  A Pilot Neighborhood Study Towards Establishing a Benchmark for Reducing Electromagnetic Field Levels Within Single Family Residential Dwellings , Journal: Science of the Total Environment 2013.
  • Y Siddiqui.  Innovative Design Strategies to Reduce EMF Pollution from the Indoor Environment, 2010.  Ryerson University.

Learn more about her unique 2-Step Energy Balancing Design Process by integrating modern scientific strategies and proven ancient techniques for superior healthy indoor/outdoor environments balanced with careful design of green materials with shielded systems and components in her workshop Creating Sacred Spaces.