Quotes

Praise for Tapping into Nature from Paul Hawken

 |  Praise for Tapping into Nature: I feel that what Terrapin is doing is what might be called an inversion. Modernity made nature mechanical and industrial wherever it could, our farms forests and oceans to be sure. What you are talking about is turning industrialism into nature. It is more than tapping into something, it is […] — Read More

Ecosystems Services At Work

 |  “When the rain departs, the mosses’ sponginess retains water, then slowly releases it. Forests therefore nurture life downstream from themselves, shielding rivers from sudden muddy surges and sustaining flows during dry spells. Evaporation from the wet forest creates clouds of humidity and, if the forest is large enough, generates its own rain. We usually take […] — Read More

The Economics of Biophilia Receives EDRA Award

 |  The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has recognized “The Economics of Biophilia”, published by Terrapin in 2012, as being “a contribution or achievement that advances the field of environmental design research through the generation of knowledge, public service, or professional practice, for coherent recognizable body of work or activities by an individual or group”. — Read More

Bill Browning Quoted in Hospitality Design

 |  Terrapin’s Bill Browning was interviewed for the December 2011 issue of Hospitality Design. The ‘sustainable studio perspectives’ piece “Learning to leed” by Alia Akkam quoted Bill: “Green construction in hotels is definitely behind the curve when compared to office buildings, but you can look at the lessons learned from office buildings and know this is what’s coming.” — Read More