The Green Infrastructure Foundation partners with communities to shape healthy, resilient, and sustainable places using living green infrastructure.
GIF provides tools, resources, guidelines, educational activities, and events to empower communities to use green infrastructure. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association for 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 implemented with confidence.