Terrapin Bright Green

Terrapin collaborates with organizations to challenge assumptions and develop solutions that lead to improved environmental and financial performance through research, planning, guidelines, and product development.


We challenge our clients to think creatively about environmental strategy, development, and operations. Our intellectual rigor and depth of knowledge leads to transformative solutions for our clients and advances for the built environment.

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Using whole systems thinking, we engage collaborators from our extensive network, partnering with ecologists, engineers, energy experts and others with deep knowledge on relevant issues to develop strategies for our clients that solve their challenges while supporting a sustainable future.

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We develop innovative solutions to today’s built environment challenges by collaborating with researchers in diverse fields from neuroscience and physiology to nano-engineering and data science. This pioneering work is shared to help create a restorative future.

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Find the latest thinking and updates from the Terrapin team in the blog.

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Chris Garvin Presents at the Risk & Value Creation Forum

Our partner, Chris Garvin, presented at the Risk & Value Creation Forum in Mountain View, CA on the 24th of April. The forum, which Terrapin Bright Green was a sponsor of, centered around finance innovation informed by nature’s strategies, including risk management strategies and value creation opportunities afforded by using models found in nature. Chris spoke on a panel […]

Tapping into Nature Launch Event Recap

We were delighted to see over a 100 passionate professionals and students come to celebrate the launch of Tapping into Nature, Terrapin’s newest publication about bioinspired innovation! In collaboration with BiomimicryNYC, a regional consortium of individuals dedicated to fostering nature-inspired practice, and the Open Space Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting scenic, natural and historic landscapes, Terrapin […]

Bill Browning to Speak at the Green Real Estate Conference

Terrapin’s own Bill Browning will be speaking at the Green Real Estate Conference on April 23rd in Toronto, Canada. He along with Martha MacInnis, Design Director of Workplace Experience at TD Bank Group, Paul Scialla, Founder & CEO of Delos, and Regan Smith, Managing Principal at Halsall Associates will be a part of the panel discussion “On the […]

Chris Garvin to Speak at the Babson Energy & Environmental Conference

Our own Chris Garvin will be speaking at the 9th Annual Babson Energy & Environmental Conference on April 9th at Babson College in Babson Park, MA. Chris will be co-presenting the session “The Nature of Business” with Vince Siciliano, President and CEO of New Resource Bank. They will focus their discussion on looking to nature to solve challenges […]