Climate Resiliency

Understanding Interface’s New Mission “Climate Take Back”

 |  Nearly a year ago, Interface announced their new mission “Climate Take Back” to go beyond thinking about how to limit the damage caused by climate change and to start thinking about how to reverse climate change. This bold new mission will follow their existing “Mission Zero” initiative to reach zero negative impact by the company […] — Read More

Creating a Healthier World

 |  Terrapin works across a broad spectrum of areas—environmental strategy, biophilic design, ecological design, and bioinspired innovation—but all of our efforts aim to create a healthier world. Supporting human health has implications at all scales of the built environment and unites our work across these diverse fields. — Read More

Review of Designing Regenerative Cultures

 |  If I’m lucky, during the winter I have enough time and mental space to read one real book before other commitments distract me. This year, I dove into Daniel Wahl’s Designing Regenerative Cultures. In our current age of rapid evolution, Daniel offers a framework to co-create a plan to move beyond our destructive world order […] — Read More

Cities Lead the Charge Against Climate Change

 |  I spent the last week of November in Mexico City at the C40 Mayors Summit and I wish you had all attended. I was invigorated by the actions and goals of the participating cities. The current C40 chair and Rio mayor Eduardo Paes, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Mexico City mayor Miguel Angel Mancera were […] — Read More

Terrapin Supports Low Carbon USA

 |  Terrapin is proud to join over 365 companies in sending a message to President Obama, President Elect Trump, and other elected U.S. and global leaders reaffirming our commitment to the historic Paris Climate Agreement. — Read More

Chris Garvin Appointed to GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee

 |  Our partner Chris Garvin was recently appointed as a member of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Green Building Advisory Committee. The Green Building Advisory Committee provides advice to GSA to accelerate the successful transformation of the Federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices. Chris will bring his extensive knowledge and experience in the architecture and sustainable […] — Read More

Chris Garvin at the SHIFT Zurich 2016 Summit

 |  Our partner Chris Garvin will be moderating a full-day workshop at the SHIFT Zurich 2016 Summit. The Summit is a leading platform for impact investors, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world who are passionate to implement resilient strategies and solutions informed by nature. — Read More

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Blue Economy Framework 

 |  Working with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Terrapin used Phoebe (Framework for the Built Ecological Environment) to help develop their pilot Blue Economy Framework. The Blue Economy Framework is a strategic plan for coordinating the major stakeholders of watershed hydrology (industry, agriculture, municipal supply and wastewater, etc) around the goal of protecting water resources. — Read More

The Value of Ecological Design

 |  Our Ecological Design Framework (referred to simply as “Phoebe”) focuses on the most impactful project opportunities that will result in positive change on-site and far beyond the project property line. Reframing traditional green building metrics and transforming them into bold built ecological goals provides a structured but open forum for teams to achieve meaningful ecological change. — Read More

Join Us for the EPA’s Latest Webcasts on Water

 |  Terrapin is leading the newest installment of the EPA’s Faster, Cheaper, Greener Webcast Series. The series examines new water-centric strategies, designs, and technologies inspired by nature—solutions that mitigate risk, reduce costs, improve health, and support the development of a regenerative and resilient society. Read more about the webcasts here. The first session “Ecological Built Environments” was held on October […] — Read More