TCE 007: Nate Griswold, The Green Roof Conscious Entrepreneur

1508049_880982568593783_3966536344579400833_nThe Conscious Entrepreneur Podcast: COME ALIVE. BE THE CHANGE.
By Chelsea Bay, ACC: Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Designer, Conscious Entrepreneur.
TCE 007: Nate Griswold, The Green Roof Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur Podcast is all about personal, inside stories from Conscious Entrepreneurs… what did they want to be as a kid? What path did they take to get where they are now, and what challenges did they face along the way?  Why they do what they do, and how does it fit with their passions, values and skills, and how does it make them come alive?

“I founded Inhabitect to provide streamlined solutions for constructing green infrastructure that meet my clients’ environmental, social and financial goals and ensure that the results are functional, beautiful and affordable. My motivation to start Inhabitect? My desire to build a business in an industry that has a significant impact on the my community, my region and the world as a whole.” – Nathan D. Griswold, ASLA, GRP, Founder and President of Inhabitect, LLC

Inhabitect is a full-service firm devoted to designing, building and growing all forms of living architecture. We specialize in green roofs. Our comprehensive services encompass all aspects of every stage of the process initial planning, project design and budgeting, materials and plant selection, procurement and installation, as well as establishment and maintenance.

Nathan has worked at the forefront of the green roof industry for more than a decade. He has played critical roles in the design, development, sale, construction and successful establishment of nearly 1,000 green roofs across North America. From 2005-2013, he served as the Senior Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator for American Hydrotech, one of the world’s largest waterproofing and green roof manufacturers.

Respected for his technical knowledge and hands-on experience, he has proven to be a valuable resource to many design, installation, and owner teams. One of the first individuals to receive Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation from Green Roofs for Health Cities (GRHC), Nathan now helps guide and implement the organization’s efforts to advance green roof technology and educate the design community and policymakers on all forms of green infrastructure. He has been an active member of the Green Roof Committee at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for more than eight years, helping develop and promote international standards and testing protocols for the industry.

Nathan earned an associate’s degree in plant science from Northwest Michigan College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a certificate in landscape and nursery development from Michigan State University.

He launched Inhabitect, LLC to serve as an independent resource for designing, building and growing living architecture that is functional, beautiful and affordable. With his international network of professional colleagues in architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, engineering, construction and manufacturing, Nathan will bring the right people with the right expertise to every Inhabitect project.

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