Master Planning

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

Bill and Chris S. at Greenbuild — Recap

 |  The Terrapin team spent a week in Washington, DC at this year’s Greenbuild. The annual USGBC conference brings together thousands of passionate sustainability professionals and opportunities to hear about innovative new projects and ideas. Terrapin was thrilled to have two team members, Bill and Chris S., presenting this year. One of the highlights from the opening […] — Read More

My Deserted Island Essential Reading

 |  The British have a long-standing radio show in which people talk about what ten albums they would take with them to a deserted island.  In that spirit, here are the ten books, a couple of chapters, and three poems that have really helped shape my thinking about our work, the environment, buildings and life. In […] — 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

New Songdo City

 |  Terrapin was asked by Gale International to facilitate an Environmental Opportunities Charrette to identify ways to improve environmental performance. — Read More

Cacique Resort

 |  Big-picture performance strategies for Cacique, a 686 acre site in Costa Rica slated to become a world class destination for eco-resorts and residences. — Read More

Bulmer’s Cider

 |  Learn more about our environmental strategy work and services by emailing us at info@terrapinbg.com. Follow the conversation on twitter: @TerrapinBG. HP Bulmer Ltd is a multibillion-dollar producer of hard cider based in the United Kingdom. As a worldwide distributor, their operations have a large-scale impact. In 2002, Bill Browning was one of the leaders that facilitated a multiple-day charrette to examine […] — Read More