The Green Infrastructure Foundation partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient, and sustainable places using living green infrastructure.

The Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) was founded in 2007 to respond to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association and the leading entity for promoting the Green Roof and Wall industry in the U.S. and Canada.

Cover photo: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare. 2016 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards of Excellence Winner: Stantec Architecture // KPMB Architects // HDR Architecture // Diamond Schmitt Architects // PFS Studio // MBTW Group



Making the Case for Green Infrastructure

The Green Infrastructure Charrette Program helps stakeholders create a compelling vision for the future of their communities. By combining the visuals from a design charrette with a customized cost-benefit anaylsis, we can make the case for green infrastructure investment

Quantifying Living Architecture Performance

The Living Architecture Performance Tool aims to develop consensus-based performance criteria and metrics for living architecture like green roofs and living walls. The program’s mission is to ensure that living architecture projects will achieve certain performance benefits, so that they can be funded and incentivized with confidence.