About Us


Gaia Technologies is the brainchild of green infrastructure pioneer Paul Mankiewicz, PhD – a natural progression of Paul’s lifelong effort into extensive environmental research, patented green technological development and non-profit management to create a service that has the knowledge necessary to construct optimized green infrastructure projects that meet your needs. Our team combines industry-leading scientific and engineering experience with an unparalleled attention to detail and monitoring of project effectiveness.

GaiaSoil, manufactured by Gaia Technologies, is our patented, ultra-light weight roof media.  GaiaSoil is one of the tools in our Green Infrastrucutre Toolkit.

We are centered in close delivery range to major northeast urban centers; Washington DC, Baltimore, Wilmington, Camden, Philadelphia, Trenton, Boston, New Haven, Hartford,- and easy access to Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City.

Gaia Technologies works to integrate native plantings and water capture with your specific site, based on historic rainfall and potential deluge, helping vegetation stay alive by incorporating and eliminating runoff and the erosion and pollution it carries to local streams, rivers, and estuaries. From new development to retrofits, we design and build facilities into the the flows of water, making infrastructure an aesthetic contribution to local ecology.

The purpose of Gaia Technologies is to construct demonstrations incorporating functional ecological features in backyards, communities, towns and cities, as well as watersheds and estuaries, -enhanced through integrated wastes-into-resources technologies. Gaia Technologies couples ecological engineering and restoration with the integration of human communities in natural systems.

Green roofs and walls work to change the climate in and around buildings, lowering energy costs. Transportation and industrial infrastructure can be designed and constructed to incorporate storm water into soils and living architecture. Gaia Technologies re-purposes, re-directs, and recycles the waste stream to increase ecological productivity, biodiversity, and environmental quality together with economic well being.

Environmental engineering minimizes harm, but our work shows how to capture and filter runoff from roadways in soils, deliver water to native plantings, build Nature into landscapes where we live and work.

We are a full-service green infrastructure resource, meaning that we will design your green infrastructure project from the ground up based on your specific requirements and expectations, build your green infrastructure project and monitor the benefits that your green infrastructure project brings to you, your clients and the city as a whole.

Green infrastructure can be adapted to work with any sort of property, ranging from warehouses to parking lots to residential homes. Allow us to see what type of green infrastructure project works best for you!


Gaia Technologies LLP has been selected as the Overall Winner for Track 2 of the New York Access Cities Open Innovation Call On Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect

The New York Access Cities Open Innovation Call on Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect is a competition hosted by seven New York City Agencies, the Danish Cleantech Hub and other private organizations in order to select a company that can produce effective designs needed to mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) and air pollution in New York City. The winners of this competition will work closely with New York City urban planners to implement their proposed changes on a city-wide scale.

The City of New York is looking for new and innovative ideas, technologies, and approaches to reducing the negative impacts of urban air pollution and the heat island effect. The proposed solutions can approach the challenge from a mitigation perspective or from an adaptation perspective. Where possible, the City of New York would like to address the urban areas, which have the highest rates of heat-related illness and mortality and known air quality vulnerability issues. The ultimate goal of the challenge is to identify and pilot the most promising solution within the City in the hopes that it can improve upon the current state of air quality and/or urban heat vulnerability. The solution, when piloted, will need to be measurable in its effectiveness to do so.

With over 40 companies participating in the competition, Gaia Technologies was selected as the overall winner for Track 2, which focuses on urban design issues.

Air quality improved by plants on roofs

The winner in the air quality track Gaia Technology presented their solution called Leaf Island Effect. The solutions is an ecological design and installation in urban landscapes targeting both the urban heat island effect and air pollution.

Two concepts are essential as to why the solution is effective. Firstly, only multilayered plants, supplied with sufficient water are capable of reducing the urban body temperature effectively, while a healthy volume area of well-developed plants effectively reduces air pollution. Secondly, cities offers immense surface area on roofs, blank vertical walls, and public/streets-side real estate. The plan for New York City is utilizing the surface areas to increase vegetation to improve air quality.

For more information on the competition and our involvement, please follow these links:

Open Innovation Call in New York targeting Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect

Winners of the Open Innovation Call in NYC: Plants and paint can increase air quality and decrease urban heat island effect