31 Jul '12, 5am

Bill Browning on Biophilia: The co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green is on a mission

Bill Browning on Biophilia: The co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green is on a mission

Biophilia may not be a familiar term to most housing industry professionals, but the attraction to nature that is innate to all humans is an ancient concept that has relatively recently fallen out of practice, in large part from the myopic economic models of modern building design, construction, and operation. Bill Browning and his associates at Terrapin Bright Green, a green building and real estate consultancy and design firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and New York, is out to bring biophilia back into the mainstream as an economic necessity, instead of a cost burden, to improve production and satisfaction. Browning’s perspective on sustainability and regenerative design goes deep, having worked for years with Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute and as a founding board member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Terrapin’s recently released report, “The Eco...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/landplanning/bill-browning...

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