A list of domestic and international partners
NSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Biohabitats, an ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design firm.
Allied Engineers designs and constructs wastewater reclamation systems for small communities, housing developments, and commercial facilities. These systems excel at producing a high effluent quality, conserving energy, controlling odors, simplifying operational requirements, and process reliability. The effluent is suitable for irrigation of golf courses, schoolyards, parks, and common areas.
Bioregen is a company focused on the treatment of municipal sewage sludge and domestic septage. The company focuses on the development of natural biological processes that convert the organic elements of waste into resources for high-value agricultural products. Bioregen’s commercially scalable process is economical, energy efficient, and sustainable.
Cresolus is a multidisciplinary design and consulting practice established in Kenya by Andrew and Beth Coates in 1995. In Kenya the team learned about the fundamentals of green building and the importance of including landscape, ecology and community when weighing cost and environmental solutions. In 2002, Cresolus expanded the professional services and moved the pratice to the Republic of Panama. Today, the Studio brings together hands-on creativity and cutting edge technology to innovative projects across the tropics. Projects include corporate offices, resorts, nature reserves and residential developments. The team includes architects, engineers and consultants who are leaders in sustainable design, engineering and management. The team offers outstanding credentials, professional capability and international experience in notable projects.
Ecological Design Collaborative-
Too many people do not know where their water, energy, or food comes from or where their waste and wastewater goes. Our engineering, architecture, and design services establish healthy, respectful connections amongst society, infrastructure, and nature. The EDC focuses on development and restoration projects that lessen our ecological footprint, and employing designs and practices conducive to sustainable living . The EDC is the engineering and design arm of SEEDS, a non-profit research, design and educational institution. The EDC fosters projects that are participatory in nature and holistic in perspective.
Envirotech is an environmental consulting firm and native plant nursery located in Somerset, OH about an hour east of Columbus. We perform a variety of ecological services for our clients including site assessments, wetland delineations, permitting, wetland mitigation design, and ecological monitoring. We are proficient in the use of several ecological assessment tools used throughout Ohio, such as the QHEI, ORAM, IBI, and ICI. We are also proficient in ecocsystems restoration and have had experience with streams, wet prairies, sedge meadows, forested wetlands, emergent wetlands, fens, tall and short grass prairies and prairie barren ecosystems. We also grow over 150 species of native prairie and wetland plant for both retail and wholesale. All of our plants are native to the Midwest and many are propagated from Ohio seed sources.
Integrative Design Collaborative-
The IDC is a consortium of advanced practitioners who serve as resources, coaches, and program managers to help project teams achieve increasingly higher levels of environmentally responsible design.IDC’s purpose is to promote understanding of the benefits of human activity in healthy participation with natural systems. The objective is to structure the design process to achieve affordable and deeply effective ecological systems design.Whether you call this green, sustainable, restorative, regenerative, high performance, environmental, or ecological design, it’s all about applying systems thinking to address the whole system – not just the pieces. It’s just good design.
John Todd Ecological Design-
John Todd Ecological Design, Inc. is an award-winning water and natural resources planning firm. The firm’s services include comprehensive construction design, consulting, and facility operations services to public and private clients throughout the world. The firm provides clients with cost-effective aesthetic solutions to wastewater, storm water, aquatic environment management, and bio-solids conversion.
Regenesis specializes in a living systems, place-based approach to planning, design, development, and education. Regenesis is a coalition of experienced design, land-use planning, business and development professionals. The firm bring years of experience in Permaculture design and education, integrative design and green building, organization development, and process design and management. Regenesis interdisciplinary teams are “expert generalists”-all committed to your success in regenerative planning, land-use and development.
SEEDS is a non-profit research, design and educational institution whose mission is to seek the development of socially and ecologically sustainable environments. We foster projects that are participatory in nature and holistic in perspective. To this end, we act as an educational and networking resource. SEEDS focuses on incubating projects that lessen our ecological footprint, and designing spaces conducive to this.