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Green Canopy

Ranking: 74

Industry: Real Estate Development

Mission: An urban home builder combating the negative impacts of climate change and resource scarcity via in-city homebuilding. They build sustainable and resilient communities from the inside out, focusing on transforming the market to consider resource efficiency when homes are bought and sold. Their projects have mitigated over 32 million metric tons of Greenhouse Gases to date. 

What 3 words best describe your company culture?

Authentic, Purposeful, Courageous

What quote best exemplifies your company?

“To resolve the dichotomy of the civilized [world] and the wild [environment], we must first resolve to be whole.” ― Gary Snyder

How is your product or service having a positive social and/or environmental impact?

Green Canopy was born out of a deep desire to address climate change. Yet, over the last decade, our theory of change has evolved to embrace a systems approach to change; we understand everything is connected. As urban infill developers, we recognize the critical role we play in shaping the urban environment. Our work is focused on making a positive impact by reducing urban sprawl, decreasing vehicle miles traveled, increasing neighborhood resilience and inclusivity, creating healthy, sustainable and affordable homes, and protecting our surrounding wildlands. The evolution of Green Canopy is captured best within our mission statement, we build homes, relationships, and businesses that help regenerate communities and environments.

What is your company’s vision for the future?

Our vision is to revolutionize the construction industry to drive down the cost to build, while providing sustainable, healthy, and affordable living spaces. We believe this will provide an economic boost to our economy, while also meeting the challenges of the housing crisis and future sustainability requirements. Furthermore, we believe in a future where Net Zero Energy homes are the norm, that these homes are affordable, our wildlands are preserved, our communities are vibrant and resilient, and impact investors earn profits.

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