The Green Island Project (GIP) is a collaboration to design and promote next-generation,
sustainable, municipal-scale utilities. GIP uses a complimentary functional model that
incorporates proven and emerging technologies to reduce fossil fuel dependency, create
jobs, close landfills, and anchor renewable energy systems.
GIP will develop best practices and engineering standards for an “energy internet” that will
foster clean-energy competition and collaboration by lowering the overall costs of deployment
for sustainable technologies. The techniques refined through these projects will be available to underserved or energy-impoverished regions, and may act as a blueprint for the redesign
of the grid.
GIP is an isolated (or isolatable) municipality that meets some or all of its energy needs
from local renewable sources. A sustainable and distributed energy ecosystem that
creates local jobs while reducing fossil fuel dependence, an opportunity to innovate next-
generation sustainable infrastructures outside of the restrictions of legacy industrial
In this carbon constrained world, the GIP replicable model: sequesters carbon,
supports economic localization and provides worldwide education addressing the critical
need for creating green collar jobs. The GIP concept is based on an adaptive system
model that optimizes the integration of energy conversion technologies to benefit cost
and performance. Performance is related to environmental and efficiency benefits. As a
result, a typical GIP designed system will perform better than the sum of its parts when
used in a legacy system design.