Inger Yancey

Brooklyn Greenroof

42A Monroe Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Inger Staggs Yancey is a LEED Accredited Architect and a Green Roof Professional (GRP) who has more than 25 years of experience creating sustainable architecture. She founded the firm Brooklyn Greenroof LLC to provide green roofing services to those interested in reducing their energy bills and swiftly decreasing their carbon footprint.

Inger has been active in the design and installation of Urban Green Infrastructure in New York City since 2008. She has worked in California, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington. Inger and her husband lived in Seattle for 13 years before moving to New York in 2005. They are currently raising their three boys in Brooklyn Heights, next door to the house where her husband was raised.

Because education is so important in this newly developing field, Inger has been quick to begin lecturing on the subjects of Urban Agriculture, Green Infrastructure, Green Roofs, and Stormwater Management. She teaches in a Stormwater Management program at Pratt Institute. She has lectured on these subjects for the Newtown Creek Visitors Center lecture program, as well as other private venues around town.

Inger graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she earned a Masters degree in Architecture. At UC Berkeley she received a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design. She is a licensed Architect, registered in the states of New York and Washington, as well as being a licensed contractor in New York City. Perhaps more importantly, she is a registered Filing Representative with the NYC Dept. of Buildings. This allows her to easily and inexpensively apply for and obtain the NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement for clients.