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Smart Surface Technologies Could Save DC $5 Billion

A recent study says that smart surface technologies could save Washington, D.C. $5 billion over 40 years. The report,  Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C., authored by Capital E, documents and quantifies the large-scale environmental, health and economic benefits that smart surface technologies could provide. “How cities manage the sunlight and rain that falls on them […]

January 4th

Green Roof Slated for Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Instead of more hot black roofs radiating excessive heat upward, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will add another green roof to the urban palette. This  endeavor will be overseen by Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co. (Greenland). The two companies jointly announced they will install a green roof on Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

April 14th

Green Roof At Penn. Children’s Hospital Contributes To Leed Potential

“Incorporation of natural spaces like green roofs helps Penn State Hershey fulfill our mission of providing comprehensive care to sick or injured children and their families, care that is focused on them and designed to help them heal not only physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well,” said Penn State Hershey Medical Center director of design and construction, Richard Aradine, in a press release. “Inclusion of these green spaces also puts us in a good position to achieve LEED certification for the new Children’s Hospital building, a commitment we’ve made for all new construction on our campus.”

July 26th

Summer Sustainability Series on Urban Gardening in New York City

There is a brilliant sustainability series on urban gardening (Alive Structures and roof garden tutorials will be featured) in New York City this summer put on by a non-profit called New York Restoration Project. There will be four talks, every other Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm, in NYPC’s Toyota Children’s Learning Garden. All of them are open […]

July 25th

“Green Roofs for Healthy Cities” : Cool New Conference June 3-5, 2009

The “Green Roofs for Healthy Cities”  Conference is on the horizon in Atlanta this coming June 2009! It is just ideal for: those interested in creating Green Roofs. studying the future of Vertical Gardens/Green Walls. raising awareness for green roofs and living walls (vertical gardens). engineers, architects, landscape architects, landscape designers,  property managers, developers, roofing contractors, and students. anyone […]

April 26th

Earth Day Events: Vertical Farms and Green Roofs Now at Exit Art in NYC

A project of SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics) at Exit Art, “Vertical Gardens is an exhibition of architectural models, renderings, drawings, photographs and ephemera that depict or imagine a vertical farm, urban garden or green roof.” The exhibit features over 20 projects, both imaginary and real, by artists and architects envisioning solutions for building greener urban […]

April 21st

Green Building Tour: Green Building Surfaces

<p><img src="/files/images/Mur_vegetal_quai_branly.img_assist_custom.png" border="0" alt="Wikipedia" width="240" height="180" /><strong>Vegetated Wall at Quai Branly Museum: </strong>Photo Credit: WikipediaGreen roofs are possibly one of the more radical green features being introduced to many people through the green building movement. Although they have been well established in central Europe for decades, it is only relatively recently that the idea of a vegetated roof has been considered in North America.<br /><br />Contemporary vegetated roofs have little in common with old &quot;earth sheltered&quot; buildings of the 70s. A vegetated roof is an integrated system, with everything engineered for its performance in the system from the roof membranes which keep water from entering the building to the &quot;growth media&quot; engineered soil that sustains the plants.</p>

March 5th