When SolTerra was started in 2008, our motto and website was, UseYourRoof.com Our goal was to take urban rooftops and cover them with plants and solar so that people could actually use the space in our cities that is most connected to the elements; spaces to reduce stress, or find a quiet place to solve that unanswered question.
More than a thousand projects later, our belief in the importance of and commitment to connecting people to nature has never been stronger. This is because humans spent thousands of years evolving in nature and then drastically changed their surroundings in just a matter of decades. Humans now spend about 95% of their time inside and there is an abundance of evidence showing people are more stressed and unhealthy than ever before. There is also a tremendous amount of evidence showing the health benefits of being in nature.
SolTerra has over a decade of experience developing building integrated environmental technology (BIET) and believes this is one of our three core competencies that helps us develop projects that stand out from most others. Please explore the following pages to learn more about how these technologies work.