It’s true, whatever problem you’re working on – nature probably already solved it thru billions of years of “trial & error.” Need a way to stop calcification in water pipes? Look at clams. They’re totally made of calcium yet they somehow control their own calcium build up. Ever wonder why plants have an uncanny ability to stay clean? Maybe their solution can be applied to our buildings and cleaning agents
The science is called biomimicry and it’s shaking up the design world. A site called Ask Nature just launched (in beta) where you can search for the best solutions to your problem. The database is still growing so give it time. I think this is a valuable resource for anyone interested in real sustainable design.
Resource: Ask Nature