Now more than ever, we recognize the value of connecting our residents with nature. Equity Residential has long incorporated nature-inspired (or biophilic) design elements into our properties.
Biophilia focuses on our innate attraction to nature as humans. Biophilic design elements incorporate aspects of nature using both direct and indirect translations. Direct translations—represented by light, plants, water and air—can be seen in our properties in various forms.
One of the most well-known examples in our portfolio is our 855 Brannan property in San Francisco, which includes a grove of California redwood trees in its courtyard. Featured above is our green wall in the reception area at our 660 Washington property in Boston.
We anticipate that bringing nature indoors will continue to increase in importance in years to come, which is why we set a goal to include biophilic design in the development of all renovation projects going forward.