Nature In The News

This e-newsletter brings you the latest information and resources on biophilic design, the industry, and GPGB updates. 

Jan Goodman, GPGB Board President and Owner and President of Cityscapes Inc.along with Erica Weeks, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability with Hastings Architecture, LLC, will present on Attracting and Retraining Tenants with Biophilic Design on behalf of GPGB at BOMA 2023
June 24 – 27
Kansas City, Missouri 

The BOMA International Conference & Expo (Building Owners and Managers Association) is an opportunity to learn from and network with your industry peers. Commercial real estate continues to evolve as buildings become smarter and the way people work shifts. Update your knowledge for the year ahead and discover innovations and opportunities that will help you further your career—all while engaging with the best network in the business.

Featuring  Jan Goodman, GPGB Board President and Owner and President of Cityscapes Inc. will be speaking on behalf of Green Plants for Green Buildings at Cultivate’23. Join them for THE GREEN INDUSTRY’S MUST-ATTEND EVENT

Join us to learn best practices and foster business connections so you and your business can perform better, grow faster than ever, and are prepared for the future.
July 15-18
Columbus, Ohio

NEW GPGB Enhanced Supporter Levels
and Benefits Coming in June

We are people with plants, making life better.

Green Plants for Green Buildings exists to provide resources for design and office professionals to communicate the aesthetic, well-being, and economic benefits of nature in the built environment. As a Supporter of GPGB, you help make this possible! You have taken a step in supporting the benefits of nature!

Your knowledge of nature and being able to explain and incorporate biophilic design into the built environment is critical. We now have an ROI Calculator that will help you tell your story.
Green Plants for Green Buildings is committed to helping you create a functional and appealing space for you and your clients. Gain the knowledge you need to confidently add nature to your next project and help your clients reap the benefits of incorporating nature into their built environment by utilizing our Resource Library with a wealth of peer reviewed research and articles.
Adding nature to your next project has a wide variety of benefits. From increasing property value to improved productivity and wellness for employees, the benefits of nature add up to a big win for you and your clients!
Volunteers are what make GPGB a success! Supporters are encouraged to get more involved by volunteering to share their expertise and experience on a committee, on the Board or on the Executive Committee. It’s a great opportunity to meet others in the professional biophilic community!
What can GPGB do to have more of a positive impact throughout the biophilic industry? We have created new enhanced levels to support our Supporters! This is your first look at what’s to come! The new enhanced levels and added supporter benefits will be available by the end of  June, so stay tuned!

Marketing & Communication
Committee Members Wanted

GPGB depends on the work of volunteers to carry out our strategic initiatives and fulfill our mission. Serving on a committee is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. If you can make a minimum two-year commitment, the industry needs people like YOU! We are actively looking for committee members who are passionate about biophilia.

    Committees include:

Marketing & Communications

Supporter Development

Education & Professional Development

All are driven by our Strategic Plan. Interested in a committee? Please email to request a committee nomination form.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

GPGB is making a difference and it’s all thanks to our valued Supporters. Our Supporter’s participation and contribution is greatly appreciated not only by us, but by everyone in the industry.

Biophilic Gallery

Good Earth Plants & GreenScaped Buildings collaboration with Cococabana Oceanside on this stunning project!
Talk about an overhead moment! Living for the hanging fish hook succulents at The Brick Hotel in Oceanside, California.

Credit: Good Earth Plants & GreenScaped Buildings, Facebook

This tree-filled atrium with interior garden plantings at 10 Fan Pier was designed in collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architect and won the Platinum Award in the 2022 International Plantscaping Awards’ Atrium/Garden Planting Interior category. Home to live black olive trees spanning 12-24 feet high and raised garden beds with ground foliage and preserved moss, this welcoming lobby space is characterized as “The Forest in the City,” a nod to MassMutual’s roots in its headquarters city of Springfield, known as “The City in the Forest.”
Credit: Project Name: 10 Fan Pier – Mass Mutual
Installed by: Cityscapes, Inc

Want to Help Keep Nature in the News?

Everything we accomplish happens because people like you are stepping forward and supporting GPGB’s focus on having conversations with the building professionals who can #BringNatureIndoors.

If the spirit moves you, please consider supporting our work by making a donation.