Amy Norquist, CEO, Greensulate

Amy Norquist Greensulate 2.previewAmy spent over 25 years in the fields of environmental research, science and education prior to founding Greensulate. Most recently she was Deputy Director of the multi-million dollar Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries overseeing research and development efforts on major water and sustainable building initiatives. Norquist is Faculty at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University, The New School and is one of the nation’s most highly respected spokesperson for the green roof industry. In 2015 Norquist brings a new course on green roofs to the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. Amy’s accolades include being named a “Top 5 Start-Up” at the Opportunity Green Conference , winner of the 2010 Excellence in Design award from The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, and one of Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneurs We Love.  Bloomberg Business Week named Greensulate one of America’s Most Promising Start-ups.

Amy has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Living Architecture Monitor and The Registry. She was a featured innovator at The Innovation Economy Conference 2009 (sponsored by The Aspen Institute & Intel) and has been profiled in Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Stanford Alumni Magazine, Domino, Good and elsewhere.

A certified GRP (Green Roof Professional)–designated by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities–since 2008, Amy is responsible for growing Greensulate’s business 50% year-over-year and is deeply dedicated to greening as many roofs as possible, nationwide.

Amy’s favorite green roof plant is Sedum Album ‘Chloroticum’. (She also loves Nassella tenuissima.)

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