Pete Muñoz

Senior Engineer & Practice Lead
Biohabits
Portland, OR

Pete Muñoz is a Senior Engineer & Practice Lead at Biohabitats. He is a licensed engineer who has worked on hundreds of infrastructure projects involving wastewater treatment, stormwater management, rain harvesting, environmental remediation, and watershed restoration. Muñoz’s specialty is keeping a holistic perspective when solving water-related questions.

As an ecological engineer, water conservation, water reuse, and workable landscapes (edible and regenerative) guide his practice. Muñoz’s design philosophy prioritizes integrating infrastructure with the landscape, food systems, and recreational areas and to reconnect the community with it. This connectivity allows for greater awareness, educational opportunities, robust systems, and cross-pollination. He has completed dozens of sustainability audits for community organizations, learning institutions, and industrial clients, always focusing on water infrastructure and balancing the nexus of water, energy, food, and ecology.

Muñoz’s expertise includes SITES, LEED, and Living Building Challenge projects at all scales. The International Living Future Institute named him a Living Building Hero in 2017, and he frequently collaborates on technical sessions, LBC integration, and Water Petal criteria. Muñoz speaks internationally on green infrastructure, regenerative design, constructed wetlands, and climate change adaptation. He is a partner in the Alliance for Regeneration, an EcoDistricts faculty, and has taught at Yestermorrow Design/Build School and the Omega Institute.