Phoebe

Gowanus, Green Infrastructure, and Public Health

 |  This post explores the public health benefits of green infrastructure and uses the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY as an example of how this type of infrastructure can be implemented to benefit communities. During a site visit to Gowanus, three sites were identified to examine the opportunities to develop green infrastructure where people live, work, and play. — 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

Recap: Terrapin at AIA Convention 2016

 |  This year’s annual AIA Convention in Philadelphia featured panels with both Bill Browning and Chris Garvin, who shared insights on global sustainable building trends and evidence-based design. — 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