William Browning


William Browning
Managing Partner, Terrapin Bright Green

William Browning, BED Colorado University, MSRED MIT, Hon. AIA, LEED AP, is the Managing Partner in Terrapin Bright Green, an environmental strategies research and consulting firm. Browning’s clients include Disney, New Songdo City, Lucasfilm, Google, Marriott, Bank of America, Salesforce, the Inn of the Anasazi, the White House, and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village.

Browning was a founding member of the USGBC Board of Directors. He began research in human productivity/wellbeing and green buildings in the 1990s at Rocky Mountain Institute and is co-author of Greening the Building and the Bottom Line (1994), The Economics of Biophilia (2012), 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design (2104), Human Spaces 2.0 Biophilic Design in Hospitality (2017) and Nature Inside, A Biophilic Design Guide (2020). His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Popular Science, and in segments by NPR, Reuters, CNN, and PBS.



Sustainable Leadership Deep Dive 2022 Session Description


Transformation: Designing with Nature (Biophilic)

Biophilic Design is an exploration of the psychological and physiological benefits of bringing experiences of nature into the built environment. This session will provide a background on the science and application of biophilic design, along with successful case studies.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The science behind biophilic design
  • Patterns for implementing biophilic design
  • Lessons from case studies of biophilic design