About Us

We believe sustainable living is within reach.


SolTerra designs, builds and leases LEED Platinum apartments in Seattle and Portland, and we are one of the largest installers of residential solar, living walls and green roofs in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to build beautiful structures to connect people to nature, create community in urban environments and make a positive impact on the earth.

We believe autonomy quickens the pace of innovation, tomorrow is shaped by the doers of today, and when you reconnect people with nature, you reinvigorate the human spirit.


We are demonstrating renewable energy and sustainable construction are both feasible and beneficial to individuals and society alike.

Our apartments are designed to improve our residents’ everyday lives by giving them green, healthy places to call home. Through our solar, living wall and green roof designs, we’re helping to build better communities and reduce the impact humans have on the environment.

We strive to make ecological dreams a reality by changing the world, one building and one neighborhood at a time.


March 2016

100 Best Green Companies in Oregon

SolTerra is honored by Oregon Business as one of the top green businesses in the state.


February 2016

Construction underway at Pike

The crane goes up for SolTerra's first apartment building in Seattle.


November 2015

First Seattle Project Breaks Ground at Pike Site

Investors join SolTerra staff to celebrate site preparation for Pike - our first in Seattle!


September 2015

Awarded LEED Platinum for The Woodlawn

SolTerra achieves highest certification from the U.S. Green Building Council - the first of many to come!


March 2015

VeraWall Patent Approved

SolTerra Technology receives it's first patent for VeraWall, an indoor and outdoor modular living wall system based on hydroponic technology


April 2014

SolTerra Launches Concrete Division

SolTerra launches concrete division to allow greater design flexibility and longer lasting, more efficient structures made of insulated concrete form.

June 2013

Brian Does a TED Talk

Brian speaks at TEDX Seattle on the "Importance of Reconnecting Our Cities to Nature."


February 2013

Best PV-Integrated Installation - Silicon Energy

SolTerra won best PV-Integrated installation from Silicon Energy


July 2012

Top 40 Under 40

Brian, now 29 years old, is named to the Puget Sound Business Journal's Top 40 under 40.


January 2012

Green Builder/Remodeler of the Year – Natural Choice magazine

SolTerra was the proud recipient of Natural Choice magazine's Green Builder/Remodeler of the Year award in both 2011 and 2012.


March 2011

Gold Award at NW Home and Garden Show

SolTerra won a gold metal for its submission "Next Stop, Hotel Babylon" to the NW Home and Garden Show.


March 2011

Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Received award of Excellence for Quilcene, Wa green roof.


April 2009

SolTerra's First Project

SolTerra installs their first project, a 4,000 square foot green roof in Quilcene, WA


October 2008

SolTerra Is Born

Founded by Brian Heather right around the beginning of the "Great Recession", SolTerra begins as a residential solar, living wall and green roofing company.




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