About

Brian White, PE

Founder & President

Brian has over 10 years of experience in building engineering. He is known as the grass on the roof guy and an engineer that gets it, with a green agenda. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and fell in love with renewable energy and architecture. He enjoys solving important building and environmental problems. His qualifications include his professional engineering licenses (mechanical systems and materials) in California and Florida, as well as LEED Green Associate accreditation. He has expertise in product design; surface modeling, FEA, DFM, and 3D printing (rapid prototyping and tooling). In addition, design of sheet metal, wood, and countertop parts and assemblies.

Christine Thuring, PhD

Collaborative Ecologist

Christine has over 20 years of experience in working with green roofs and other forms of ecological green infrastructure. She is a collaborative ecologist and dual citizen (Swiss-Canadian). In 2005, Christine earned one of the first master’s degrees from the Penn State Green Roof Research Centre. As co-founder of Green Roof Safari, she led study tours of green roofs and living walls in Germany and Switzerland. She has designed and built green roofs and habitat gardens in North America, Europe and the UK. More recently, her doctoral research gave unprecedented insights into the ecological development of extensive green roofs more than 20-30 years after installation. Her current research examines the habitat template approach for coastal BC. Christine has been a contributing editor at Greenroofs.com since 2004 and regularly contributes to The Nature of Cities.

Brendan Shea

Construction Manager

Brendan is an accredited Green Roof Professional with two decades of project management and design-build experience in the construction industry. As co-founder and former director of field operations at Recover Green Roofs, he has overseen more than 100 green roof and rooftop amenity spaces through design, estimating, construction, and long-term maintenance.

Our Affiliations

  • California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers
  • U.S. & San Diego Green Building Councils
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
  • Green Business Certification Inc.
  • Dun & Bradstreet [Government Contract System for Award Management]