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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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. 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 that businesses face, such […]

Terrapin Hires Administrative Assistant Rebecca McCloskey

Working in NYC’s corporate environment since graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA, her background includes coordinating marketing and business development initiatives as well as, designing workflows and, best practice guidelines. Rebecca is excited to be working with the Terrapin team and to support their sustainability projects.

Biophilia, Biomimicry & Trends in University Curricula

Recently, I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for graduate students of Architecture at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. The lecture is part of a semester-long course on “Biophilia, Biomimicry and Bioculture”, facilitated by architect and professor Robin Randall of Legat Architects. In preparation for the lecture and discussion, students had read “14 […]

Bill to Speak at the Fraunhofer IAO’s “Future Forum 2015: Working Smarter – People, Rooms, and Technologies”

Terrapin’s Bill Browning will be presenting at the Fraunhofer IAO’s “Zukunftsforum 2015” or “Future Forum 2015” on the 29th of January, 2015. Bill will be speaking about biophilic design in relation to this year’s theme, “Working Smarter – People, Rooms, and Technologies.” Biophilic design has proven health benefits such as improved concentration, reduced stress and enhanced […]