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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Bill Browning to Speak at Workplace Trends

Bill Browning will be hopping the pond to speak at Workplace Trends: Environments for Wellness and Health conference in London, U.K. on the 14th of October. Bill’s presentation will focus on the benefits of incorporating biophilic design in the workplace. Biophilic design patterns has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, enhance cognition, and promote learning and […]

Cas Smith to Speak at SXSW Eco

Terrapin’s own Cas Smith will be speaking at this year’s SXSW Eco conference in Austin in the session “Tools to Bridge Science, Design & Discovery,” part of the inaugural biomimicry track. Cas will be discussing the immense activity in the field of bioinspired innovation, how it connects to nearly all major industries, and addresses global challenges. His talk will […]

Terrapin Hires Rebecca Macies

Terrapin is thrilled to announce the hiring of Rebecca Macies as our Operations Administrative Analyst. She graduated from Cornell University in 2014 where she studied Natural Resources Policy and Management. During her time as a student, she was a founding member of Cornell’s fossil fuel divestment campaign, worked in the Campus Sustainability Office, and collaborated […]

Biophilia and the WELL Building Standard®

I recently had the pleasure and privilege to participate in an item writing intensive for the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard® beta WELL AP® exam. For two and a half days, 20 subject matter experts from around the US and Canada huddled amongst stacks of papers describing the WELL Building Standard Concepts and Features. I […]