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Green Wall Technology has First Trial Run on Campus

February 17, 2017 - A team of Yale researchers constructed the first thermoGreenWall™ as a sustainable feature at the Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory on Science Hill this past August. Click here to read more.

5 Designs for Growing Veggies Vertically

February 16, 2017 - The days of needing a large plot of land to be productive are over. New ideas have come up, and gardening has become all about the vertical. Click here to read more.

Innovative solutions with Green Wall Systems- Tensile Case Study

February 15, 2017 - A green facade project from Tensile Design and Construct shows off both great aesthetics as well as innovative solutions and architectural finesse. Click here to read more.

$9M in funding sought from Ontario government for new Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

February 14, 2017 - A plan to spend up to $620,000 next year on stormwater management received final approval before city council on Monday. Click here to read more.

New Milwaukee Park Will Be Really Green

February 13, 2017 - New Fondy 'storm-water park' will be sustainable, eco-friendly...and green. Click here to read more.

Malta Launches Public Consultation of the National Standard for Green Roofs

February 6, 2017 - The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority has organised a consultation workshop on the Draft National Standard for Green Roofs. Click here to read more.

The Denver Green Roof Initiative Would Require Gardens In The Sky

January 27, 2017 - A small group of environmentally minded Denver residents want an initiative to require some buildings to turn a portion of their rooftops into gardens. Click here to read more.

Rooflite Announces 2016 Year-End Results

January 26, 2017 - Continues growth, expands regional coverage, improves product specifications, and launches new web site. Click here to read more.

Can Green Infrastructure Really Solve Pittsburgh's Stormwater Problems?

January 26, 2017 - All over the country, cities with old, often crumbling, sewer systems are turning to “green infrastructure” to help manage. Click here to read more.

Brightview Installs Green Roof at the University of Texas

January 24, 2017 - The 17,000-square-foot green roof is located at the University's Dell Medical School. Click here to read more.

How a Vertical Garden Can Improve Your Health

January 19, 2017 - Meditation studio MNDFL believes in the power of green—and has made it a design signature. Click here to read more.

Pinnacle V Promotes Being Happy and Healthy At Work in the New Year

January 19, 2017 - Interior plants provide workers with an emotional, mental boost that leads to worker efficiency and productivity. Click here to read more.

Green Infrastructure Key to Solving 21st Century Water Crises

January 18, 2017 - Delivering water and sanitation for all in the 21st century will require a new approach - one that does not solely rely on gray solutions. Click here to read more.

Seven LiveWall Green Walls Enliven the Exterior of Golden 1 Center in Sacramento

January 18, 2017 - Featuring 5,400 plants, the green walls were constructed with the LiveWall® system from LiveWall, LLC. Click here to read more.

World Green Infrastructure Congress 20-22 June 2017 in Berlin

January 13, 2017 - Event overview, sponsorship opportunities, and registration early bird discount available. Click here to read more.

The Restorative Power of Nature

January 5, 2017 - Our surroundings have the power to shape our emotions, health, and well-being. We can feel this in our bodies – our tensions heighten while driving in city traffic, and relax while walking in a park – and research supports it, too. Click here to read more.

How Roofs Can Play A Key Role In Sustainable Architecture

December 22, 2016 - As the green building trend moves into the mainstream, we can begin to evaluate the impact and roles that different parts of the building's envelope play on overall sustainability. Click here to read more.

Kent State Center LEEDs Connection Between University, City

December 9, 2016 - The new Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, on track to achieve the highest level of LEED certification, has opened. Click here to read more.

Xeroflor Canada is Evolving to the Next Level

December 6, 2016 - Announcing new name and product line Next Level Stormwater Management. Click here to read more.

Green Acres are Flourishing on Campus Rooftops Across the Country

November 30, 2016 - Sustainability-minded green roof projects are appearing from Montreal’s Concordia to the University of Saskatchewan. Click here to read more.

Managing The Storm: Efforts Encourage Property Owners To Go Green

November 29, 2016 - What does modern stormwater management look like? If you ask engineering experts, more ponds, wetlands and vegetative ditches. Click here to read more.

Living Architecture Cools Cities and Spreads Seeds

November 15, 2016 - Green building designs incorporate trees and plants into urban rooftops and even skyscraper walls. Click here to read more.

Recover Green Roofs Celebrates Its Seventh Anniversary

November 15, 2016 - Recover Green Roofs launches new website and first-of-its-kind project in the Northeast. Click here to read more.

Living Walls Cultivate Air Quality and Wellbeing

November 11, 2016 - Maintenance is a key component of any successful living wall and should be performed at least once a month. Click here to read more.

Soprema Launches Student Scholarship Program

November 10, 2016 - Expresses commitment to the continued success and growth of the industry by investing in the next generation dedicated to the building envelope. Click here to read more.

Urbanscape publishes Extensive Green Roof EPD

November 9, 2016 - Knauf's Urbanscape provides industry first with an Extensive Green Roof System Environmental Product Declaration. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Take Root Around the World

October 26, 2016 - The eco-friendly design just got a big lift in San Francisco, and it is spreading globally. Click here to read more.

Managing a Green Roof for Health and Well-being

October 26, 2016 - One of the strongest drivers of interest in green roofs for commercial buildings at the moment is health and well-being. Click here to read more.

New York’s Biggest Ever Green Wall Flies the Flag for Eco-Friendly Cities

October 14, 2016 - Apart from being set to make quite the visual impact, such a large-scale green wall offers a seemingly endless list of benefits. Click here to read more.

This Is Why We Should All Be Covering All Our Buildings With Plants

October 12, 2016 - Turn cities into gardens. Buildings covered in a carpet of vegetation and greenery are sprouting up all over the world. Click here to read more.

FXFOWLE Reveals Design for Statue of Liberty Museum

October 07, 2016 - Firm provides details on the proposed $70 Million design, complete with a green roof. Click here to read more.

Rethinking the Roof

October 06, 2016 - Environmentally conscious homeowners are beginning to choose roofs that protect the environment while also protecting their homes. Click here to read more.

Celebrate #WorldArchitectureDay With GRHC and The ASLA Green Roof

October 03, 2016 - A look at an award winning green roof design project in the nation’s capital on the ASLA Headquarters. Click here to read more.

Kingsland Wildflower Festival Offers First Look at New Greenpoint Rooftop Garden

September 27, 2016 - North Brooklyn just got a little bit greener. Transformed into a multi-purpose community garden. Click here to read more.

How Toronto Became a Hub for Green Roofs

September 22, 2016 - Thanks to a City bylaw, green roofs across Toronto are popping up like weeds. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Have Come a Long Way

September 17, 2016 - Building owners now want more than stormwater control from their green roof systems. Click here to read more.

San Francisco Poised to be the First Major U.S. City to Pass Requirements for Green Roofs

September 16, 2016 - CitiesAlive 2013 Green Roof Conference was a catalyst for the new legislation. Click here to read more.

Rooflite Introduces New Web Site At

September 15, 2016 - New site launched with new and improved features for industry professionals. Click here to read more.

Arup Shows How “Living Walls” Make City Life Safer and Less Stressful

September 14, 2016 - Arup has published a report quantifying the benefits of green building envelopes such as moss, vegetated walls and roof gardens. Click here to read more.

Greenpoint Rooftop is Seeing Some Real Green

September 14, 2016 - Known for its industrial flair more than for its gardens, one woman-owned business is making sure it puts the green back in Greenpoint, quite literally. Click here to read more.

Apartment Block’s Rooftop Garden Takes Sustainability to New Heights

September 12, 2016 - Residents have transformed the rooftop of the 1950s building into a lush oasis, complete with outdoor seating, veggie boxes and more than 3500 types of plants. Click here to read more.

Elevated Profits With Emory Knoll Farms

September 6, 2016 - Emerging green roof trends inspired Ed Snodgrass to focus his business on a niche market. Click here to read more.

Bill Would Encourage Rooftop Gardens on New SF Buildings

September 6, 2016 - From the sidewalk, the Whole Foods building on upper Market Street looks like any other sleek new development. But there’s a difference on the roof, where a lush garden provides an oasis. Click here to read more.

Cities Fight Flooding by Turning Rooftops Into Prairies

August 31, 2016 - Researchers find that planting roofs with soil and vegetation helps soak up rainfall and reduces water pollution. Click here to read more.

Urban Farming Is Revolutionizing Our Cities

August 27, 2016 - Urban agriculture won't resolve all food production and distribution problems, but it could help take pressure off rural land while providing other advantages. Click here to read more.

Wildflower Roof to Bring Birds and Butterflies to Industrial Greenpoint

August 26, 2016 - A sprawling native wildflower and grass roof overlooking Newtown Creek will soon become a sanctuary for migratory birds and butterflies, its builders hope. Click here to read more.

The Roof is Always Greener

August 18, 2016 - How Amazon Is Capturing Water Atop Its New Buildings. Click here to read more.

How To Install A Green Roof

August 15, 2016 - Cut energy bills and reduce the strain on the environment with a roof covered in sedums. Click here to read more.

Learning from the Planet’s Largest Multi-System Green Roof

August 11, 2016 - The Five Borough Technical Services Division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation covers 35,000 square feet. Click here to read more.

Green Roof Moves Colorado College Closer to Carbon Neutral Goal

August 10, 2016 - Colorado College installs 2,650-square-foot LiveRoof green roof on Honnen Ice Arena, moving closer to its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020. Click here to read more.

Portland Company Helps Top Off Amazon's Downtown Seattle Tower

August 9, 2016 - Columbia Green Technologies is putting its on stamp on Amazon's urban campus in downtown Seattle. Click here to read more.

Beating Heat In Future Takes More Than AC

August 8, 2016 - Arizona State University researchers working on range of long-term solutions to cool down Phoenix. Click here to read more.

Railway track space could become Toronto’s ‘Central Park’

August 4, 2016 - Mayor John Tory now spurring on a project long dreamed of but never acted on: decking over the downtown rail corridor. Click here to read more.

Green Infrastructure Turning Up The Heat

August 4, 2016 - Home buyers have another consideration to add to their list, and one they may never have considered. Click here to read more.

Meet the Urban Farmers of Brooklyn Grange

August 1, 2016 - These New Yorkers quit their desk jobs to run a farm - on a Brooklyn rooftop. Click here to read more.

Calgary's Fire Station 1 Re-Opens Rooftop Green Space to the Public

July 28, 2016 - After the fire station’s roof fell into disrepair, it was renovated to become a public green ‘oasis’. Click here to read more.

Rochester Museum and Science Center to develop Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase

July 27, 2016 - The Rochester Museum and Science Center is undergoing a sustainability demonstration project called the Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase. Click here to read more.

LiveRoof® Green Roof unites New CMU Biosciences Building

July 26, 2016 - 6700 sq. ft. LiveRoof® Green Roof is visual link to the critical health, environmental research inside. Click here to read more.

Summertime — Time to Enjoy the Outdoors Downtown at The B.O.B.

July 21, 2016 - LiveWall® Green Wall Enlivens the Atmosphere of the Sky Patio and Freshens up the Menu at Bobarino’s Restaurant. Click here to read more.

Gardens In The Sky: The Rise of Green Urban Architecture

July 19, 2016 - With balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, "Bosco Verticale" is giving rise to a new take on the urban jungle. Click here to read more.

Curved Green Roof Tops Seattle Maritime Academy, Protects Water Quality

July 15, 2016 - The 6,700 square foot LiveRoof® Green Roof Features Curved Design, Reflective of its Location; Provides Natural Water Pollution Control. Click here to read more.

First Living Wall on UT Campus Completed

July 13, 2016 - University of Texas' Goldsmith Hall hosts the school's first living wall with carefully selected native plants designed to provide numerous sociological benefits. Click here to read more.

EPA Designates $803,489 For Stormwater Management In Eastern US

July 12, 2016 - "Green Streets" grants support clean water and foster community development by helping to increase green spaces and reduce runoff. Click here to read more.

Living Wall Cleans Air Inside New York's New Emergency Center

July 8, 2016 - The Living Wall plants don't just filter the air, they actively make it better to breathe. Click here to read more.

The Hills at Vallco Project Get a Slew of Details

July 8, 2016 - Residents and followers get details on 30-acre green roof, which would include 3 acres of open space and 3.8 miles of public trails and paths. Click here to read more.

LiveRoof Green Roofs Help Set the Gold Standard for Green Schools

July 7, 2016 - Several Montgomery County Public Schools feature over 140,000 square feet of LiveRoof® as part of their LEED-certified schools program. Click here to read more.

Australia’s First Breathing Green Wall Installed at Barangaroo Offices

July 6, 2016 - Six-metre high, breathing green wall will reduce headaches and poor productivity. Click here to read more.

New Milford Hospital Sprouts “Green” Building

July 4, 2016 - Installed last fall, the 6,000 square-foot roof is one of the largest “green” roofs in western Connecticut. Click here to read more.

The Cultivated Facade

July 4, 2016 - Greenery on buildings is gaining traction, but needs validation. Click here to read more.

LiveWall System Enhances Customer Experience at Wasserman’s Flower Shop

June 30, 2016 - A new LiveWall living wall system was unveiled at Muskegon’s oldest business and Michigan Floral Association’s 2016 Florist of the Year. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs and Planning

June 27, 2016 - Architects, property developers and property owners often ask questions about how planning schemes affect the design of green roofs. Click here to read more.

University of DC’s Rooftop Garden Hosts Celebration of Pollinator Week

June 22, 2016 - UDC students were among the Green Roof guests at an event to highlight National Pollinator Week and the White House Pollinator Health Initiative. Click here to read more.

greenscreen® and Fat Pencil Studio Release First SketchUp Models For Green Facade Products

June 22, 2016 - Providing the latest rendering tools, greenscreen® and Fat Pencil Studio are offering the first SketchUp models for green facades. Click here to read more.

LiveRoof® Plants Its Largest Green Roof in California on New Korematsu Middle School

June 22, 2016 - LiveRoof® Green Roof Reduces School’s Environmental Footprint, Sets Path for Sustainability Education. Click here to read more.

Why It’s All About The Living Wall

June 20, 2016 - We cannot rely on the weather so why not bring the outside in with a living wall? Click here to read more.

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Innovation Challenge

June 14, 2016 - City of Philadelphia Seeking Creative Solutions for Identifying and Mapping Subsurface Conditions. Click here to read more.

UTS Study Shows Green Office Walls Purify Air and Body

June 13, 2016 - A fast-growing body of academic research has revealed health advantages springing from office greenery. Click here to read more.

Nike's Ultra-Sustainable Distribution Center Is So Clean It Uses Sheep Instead Of Lawn Mowers

June 8, 2016 - Most of the deliveries arrive directly by boat, the cranes are all hybrids, and it runs on 100% renewable energy. Click here to read more.

Student Initiates Innovative Green Roof Project on Campus

June 7, 2016 - Nearly two years of planning and research came to fruition when the first "test plot" of a "green roof" was installed on an Iona College Student Union. Click here to read more.

‘Largest Green Roof in the World’ Proposed for Silicon Valley Project

June 6, 2016 - Rafael Viñoly will work with OLIN Landscape Architects to redevelop the Vallco Shopping Mall into mixed-use development featuring a 30-acre green roof. Click here to read more.

Green Wall at the Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center

May 24, 2016 - Unique two-sided LiveWall green wall welcomes patients and staff at the Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center. Click here to read more.

UK Green Roof and Living Wall Market Boom

May 13, 2016 - London's green roof space has more than doubled over the past three years and there is scope for further expansion across the country. Click here to read more.

Modern Architects Have Long Dreamed of Building Vertical Forests

May 12, 2016 - Now, growing urban density and the strain it puts on green space are pushing their vision forward, here and abroad. Click here to read more.

Tremco SkyBEAM Drones Offer Inspectors a Hawkeye View

May 11, 2016 - Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance has received approval to fly SkyBEAM drones over the roofs and buildings it is inspecting for its clients. Click here to read more.

Growing the Urban Forest

May 10, 2016 - Green infrastructure represents one the most powerful approaches to both mitigate the effects of climate change and make cities more livable. Click here to read more.

NYC Gets the Largest Residential “Passive House” Project

May 6, 2016 - New York City officials announced the development team for a new affordable housing project in Mott haven, a primarily residential area of the Bronx. Click here to read more.

Green Roof Insulation on Concrete Roofs Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings

May 4, 2016 - Green roof gardens are a popular option for concrete roof buildings for their ability to maintain stable temperatures in the interior environment in all climates. Click here to read more.

New Library Receives State Support For Massive Green Roof

May 3, 2016 - A state agency provided Temple University with more than $6.7 million in funding for the project. Click here to read more.

What Biophilic Design Does For Workspaces

April 29, 2016 - Further studies show why designing for human wellbeing should get more green lights. Click here to read more.

Green Roof Tax Incentives - Where The Grass Really Is Greener

April 28, 2016 - Organic infrastructure is a valuable resource in mitigating climate change, and it does more than help the environment—it comes with tax savings. Click here to read more.

Do Community Garden Green Roofs Work?

April 28, 2016 - Using the rooftop to host a garden which the building community cultivates in some kind of common space is an enticing notion. Click here to read more.

More Than 1,100 Bird Sightings And 17 Species Observed On The Javits Center's Green Roof In 2015

April 27, 2016 - NYC Audubon study recorded 1,124 bird sightings utilizing the nearly 7-Acre green roof as a habitat in 2015. Click here to read more.

Tomorrow's Cities Need Trees

April 25, 2016 - The benefits of greenery in cities goes way beyond the psychological – in terms of energy efficiency and air quality, trees and plants have a huge role to play. Click here to read more.

Why A Greenwall Is The New Must-Have Office Feature

April 22, 2016 - From retail outlets to corporate head offices, global brands are increasingly adopting greenwalls to not only beautify the workplace but also provide an environment that promotes increased productivity and sustainability. Click here to read more.

Chicago Airports' Green Buildings Highlighted for Earth Week

April 20, 2016 - There are 15 structures at O'Hare and Midway with green roofs which together comprise more than eight acres of green roof coverage. Click here to read more.

Reinventing The Green Wall

April 18, 2016 - New bio-receptive concrete paneling system could mean urban green walls that don’t need expensive maintenance and provide better environments for plants. Click here to read more.

City Unveils New Green Infrastructure Plan to Manage Stormwater

April 15, 2016 - Atlanta unveiled its Green Infrastructure Strategic Action Plan for how the city will deal with stormwater management. Click here to read more.

Green Roof Maintenance Strategies for Facility Managers

April 13, 2016 - For facility managers and building managers it is important to understand green roof assets, how they create value, and what maintenance is required. Click here to read more.

Brown Hotel to Add Rooftop Event Space

April 13, 2016 - A $755,000 green roof and private event space will be installed atop the 16-story Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. Click here to read more.

Adding a Living Facade to a Dated Office Building in West Hollywood

April 6, 2016 - Five-story living facade, cantilevered pattern of narrow planters which spreads out to form a green canopy for the building entrance and a street-level restaurant. Click here to read more.

Tomorrow’s Farmers Will Need Ladders As Green Goes Vertical

April 5, 2016 - GreenWall Israel CEO believes vertical gardens are the way to nourish urban societies of the future. Click here to read more.

What is Green Roof Maintenance?

April 01, 2016 - Like any garden, gardens on roofs cannot survive without a gardener. Click here to read more.

STM's Stinson Bus Garage Features Designer Green Roof, Skylights and Napping Rooms

March 31, 2016 - The green roof collects and filters rainwater for the centre’s two bus-washing machines. Click here to read more.

LiveRoof® Green Roof Spotlights Environmental Leadership at KU's School of Business

March 29, 2016 - A 7000 sq. ft. LiveRoof® Green Roof, being installed now on KU’s Capitol Federal Hall. Click here to read more.

Creating a Low Maintenance Green Roof

March 24, 2016 - Green roofs are receiving praise for not only reclaiming green space in our dense cities but also for their environmental value. Click here to read more.

How Green Roofs Can Save You Lots of Green

March 22, 2016 - Green roofs have become a coveted feature for home buyers in the Washington region. Click here to read more.

US EPA Releases Report on Green Infrastructure Role in Stormwater Management

March 21, 2016 - Report details the flood loss avoidance benefits and metrics of green infrastructure implementation. Click here to read more.

Matthew Barmore joins Greenrise Technologies, LLC as Vice President

March 21, 2016 - Nashville based green roof company brings on new leadership. Click here to read more.

The Rise of Living Walls for Home Interiors

March 20, 2016 - Houseplants have a host of benefits, from making homes look good, to making their inhabitants feel better. Click here to read more.

Getting Green In The Ground – And On The Roofs And Walls

March 17, 2016 - While consulting arborists and tree growers are finding their industry is expanding there is still some way to go. Click here to read more.

Columbia Green Technologies Teams Up with Lloyd Eco-District

March 16, 2016 - Partnership leads to a savings of $1.4M to the city through innovative water management technology. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs are Growing

March 11, 2016 - There is a trend that is growing in more ways than one: Green – as in living — roofs. Click here to read more.

District Stormwater Pollution Effort Gets Help From “The Rock”

March 10, 2016 - Prudential Financial Inc. announced it would invest $1.7 million in projects aimed at reducing polluted runoff from the nation’s capital. Click here to read more.

Historic Building Sprouts A Green Roof

March 10, 2016 - Wilmington’s Tide Water Power and Light building restored with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Click here to read more.

Got Green? Green Technologies Spurring Energy Retrofits Market, Reports BCC Research

March 9, 2016 - The growing use of green energy technologies for existing and new buildings is spurring big growth in the green roofs segment of the global market. Click here to read more.

US EPA Accepting Solicitations for Grant RFA through April 21, 2016

March 8, 2016 - EPA seeking RFA's for Integrating Human Healthy and Well-Being with Ecosystems Services Grant Program. Click here to read more.

How to Make a Living Roof (Even in a Hot, Dry Climate)

March 4, 2016 - A meadow on the top of your house? Who wouldn’t want that? Click here to read more.

LiveRoof Global Expands Service Area of Green Roof Company in Multiple Midwestern Markets

March 2, 2016 - Roof Top Sedums is now the exclusive distributor for the LiveRoof® brand in St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia. Click here to read more.

Want farmland or garden space in the city? Look up

February 26, 2016 - Rooftops are an underutilized resource "in precisely the places where space is everything and fertile land is most scarce," Click here to read more.

Great Gardening: Green Walls Filter Air and Provide Beauty to Work Spaces

February 26, 2016 - Green Walls provide direct benefits to the quality of the everyday workplace. Click here to read more.

Green Cities Healthy for People and Nature

February 24, 2016 - For many of us, the natural world is a healthy place of respite from the crowded and hurried urban world where we live. Click here to read more.

Company Wants to Reclaim Native Prairies and Make Calgary More Beautiful

February 23, 2016 - Green solution can save money for homeowners. Click here to read more.

Ryerson Student's Green Roof Farming Company Looking Up

February 19, 2016 - Farmium's technology helps city dwellers to grow vertically, literally. Click here to read more.

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Green Roof

February 17, 2016 - Green roof’ on S&WB headquarters building to help keep rainwater out of city’s drainage system. Click here to read more.

The Power of a Supportive CEO in the Fight for Sustainability

February 16, 2016 - Ernie Lynch has steered his traditional Ontario manufacturing firm into a leadership role in the battle to halt climate change. Click here to read more.

Xeroflor Green Roofs Stand up to Wind

February 11, 2016 - A new test report shows that Xeroflor's premium green roof system has proven its ability to withstand violent Canadian storms and near hurricane winds. Click here to read more.

Does a Pretty Office Make a Productive Workforce?

February 11, 2016 - Offices with scenic views, as well as high-quality indoor environments, could help employees become more productive, research suggests. Click here to read more.

Green to the Max: Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce

February 10, 2016 - A net-zero energy business centre in suburban Edmonton showcases best practices in sustainable design. Click here to read more.

How Cutting-Edge Water Technology Saved Builders $1.5M

February 9, 2016 - Portland's Lloyd EcoDistrict saved $1.5M after adding an onsite sewer and stormwater treatment system. Click here to read more.

Niagara Sustainability Initiative Energy Summit Talks Solutions

February 5, 2016 - Living roofs and walls can help save environment, cut energy costs, summit told. Click here to read more.

Madrid Is Covering Itself In Plants To Help Fight Rising Temperatures

February 4, 2016 - Vacant lots, city squares, a former highway, and city streets will be filled up with plants. Click here to read more.

Top Green Building Trends for 2016

February 2, 2016 - LEED, Cool/Green Roofs, Sustainable Construction, LED and Net Zero Energy expected to lead 2016 development. Click here to read more.

Creating a Plan to Manage Green Roofs

February 1, 2016 - Green roofs need to be managed, but who is responsible for this and how can they best go about it? Click here to read more.

Edmonton International Airport Awarded for Being Green

January 29, 2016 - The south terminal expansion and the new central tower of Edmonton Internation awarded for being environmentally friendly. Click here to read more.

Double Sided Green Walls as a Practical Green Dividing Solution

January 28, 2016 - Practical greening solutions with double-sided greenwalls designed to offer a versatile green dividing solution. Click here to read more.

Farms in the Sky: Fewer Food Miles, Less Waste, More Jobs

January 25, 2016 - Space limitations in a city such as Hong Kong make rooftop farming an attractive option for growers with numerous social, economic and environmental benefits. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs, Stormwater and El Nino

January 22, 2016 - El Nino has arrived and Southern California is finally getting some rain but climatologists caution that weather patterns over the next few months are likely to be extreme. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Bring Myriad Benefits to Urban Environments

January 21, 2016 - In addition to garnishing arid urban environments, green roofs also bring benefits that can significantly enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the modern city. Click here to read more.

Living Architecture Gets Cities Green and Growing

January 20, 2016 - Landscape architects and environmental engineers are playing a crucial role putting the green into urban jungles, writes Paul Best. Click here to read more.

Exploring the Hidden Rooftop Gardens Right Above Our Heads

January 14, 2016 - Photographer for GRHC's Rise of Living Architecture (ROLA) book Brad Temkin is continuing to make a name for himself photographing green roofs. Click here to read more.

Who Is in Charge of a Green Roof?

January 13, 2016 - People don't often talk about the task of growing green roofs from basic assets to mature assets, let alone tackling the issue of who is responsible for this big and important task. Click here to read more.

The Importance of Plant Selection for Green Facades

January 12, 2016 - The success of a green facade is primarily dependent on the selection of the right climber plants and supporting structure. Click here to read more.

$1 Billion Javits Center Expansion Plan Unveiled

January 8, 2016 - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a proposal Thursday to upgrade the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center “for the next generation,” expanding space in the facility on Manhattan’s far west side by more than half with a $1 billion face-lift. Click here to read more.

Newly Restored County Building Features ‘Green’ Roof

January 4, 2016 - While the newly renovated county-owned building at 320 Chestnut St. in downtown Wilmington has many updated features, the best one can’t be seen by passers-by on the street. Click here to read more.

View From The Top: Healthcare Green Roofs

December 18, 2015 - No longer a novel, fringe feature, green roofs at healthcare facilities now have a good decade under their belt, during which time significant advances have been made. Click here to read more.

Portland Eco-Building Exec Criticizes City's Commitment To Sustainability

December 17, 2015 - One green building advocate is hoping local B Corporations will join her fight to keep Portland at the forefront of the industry. Click here to read more.

Top Considerations For Green Roof Installations In Healthcare

December 16, 2015 - There are many benefits of green roofs on hospitals which may include improved experience, increased roof life, energy savings and more. Click here to read more.

IR Analyzers Selected for Biggest Private Development in US History

December 10, 2015 - IR Analyzers have been chosen to perform ELD Fusion integrity testing at Hudson Yards in New York City, the largest private development in American history. Click here to read more.

Detroit Plans Massive 'Greening' Effort to Improve Property Values, City Life

December 9, 2015 - The Detroit project is similar to green roofs, in that green roofs provide many of the same benefits city officials hope to see in Detroit. Click here to read more.

MSU Museum Building Receives Accolade for Green Infrastructure and Sustainability Technologies

December 4, 2015 - Mississippi State is yet again being recognized for its role in implementing the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum’s green infrastructure and sustainable building technologies. Click here to read more.

LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof Installed by BGSU’s Campus Sustainability to Manage Stormwater, Support Reduce Carbon Footprint

November 23, 2015 - Ohio EPA Grant Funds Bowling Green State University Bike Shelters Topped with Green Roofs. Click here to read more.

City Goes Green With Water Treatment Plant

November 20, 2015 - Port Alberni’s outskirts are set to get a little greener with the completion of the city’s new Bainbridge water treatment plant. Click here to read more.

Columbia Green Grabs Spotlight at National Green Building Event

November 20, 2015 - A Portland roofing specialist is playing a starring role in this week's U.S. Green Building Council's annual conference. Click here to read more.

Council Committee Approves Density Bonuses For Green Roofs

November 19, 2015 - City Council’s Committee on Rules voted on Monday to approve a bill that would allow developers to build extra apartment units in certain zoning districts if they install qualifying green roofs on the buildings. Click here to read more.

LiveRoof Rooftop Meadow Tops Splatsin's New Community Centre

November 18, 2015 - LiveRoof helps Splatsin's new community centre to reflect a traditional winter shelter and provide stewardship for the earth. Click here to read more.

JetBlue’s Airport Farm Adds a Touch of Green to Kennedy

November 16, 2015 - JetBlue has created a small farm just outside Terminal 5 at Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Click here to read more.

Low Runoff Green Roof Planned for Live Work Site

November 13, 2015 - A developer plans a combined office and apartment building with a green roof lined with rain-trapping vegetation and solar panels to open next fall in Johnson City. Click here to read more.

Ryerson HomeGrown: From Roof to Table

November 11, 2015 - This quarter-acre patch of land — established just last year — yielded 8,000 pounds of food in the 2015 growing season and 5,000 pounds in 2014. With rising food insecurity in cities, the urban farm is a welcome addition to campus. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Take Root to Reduce Flooding, Save Energy

November 4, 2015 - The JDek of the JW Marriott of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is putting its vertical herb garden to good use. Not only is the culinary team able to harvest over 8 pounds per week of ultra-fresh produce from their living wall… guests and diners get to see them do it! Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Take Root to Reduce Flooding, Save Energy

November 1, 2015 - Forget shingles, gravel or asphalt. Instead, try a roofing material that you may need to mow. Click here to read more.

Firestone Building Products Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

October 30, 2015 - Company demonstrates continued commitment to provide meaningful options to today's eco-savvy customers. Click here to read more.

Ryerson University's rooftop farm celebrates bumper harvest

October 28, 2015 - More than 8,000 pounds of produce grown on the engineering building’s roof to promote urban agriculture. Click here to read more.

Green Roof Atop The Javits Center Becomes Urban Sanctuary

October 27, 2015 - It's New York City's main convention center. But an unconventional story about the Javits Center is taking place up on the roof, where gardens have become a bird refuge and an enormous energy saver for the facility. Click here to read more.

These Vertical Farms turn Unused City Wall Space Into Gardens That Grow Your Lunch

October 23, 2015 - Building 3 Million square feet of Green Roofs in New York yields over $95 million in public benefits over a 25 year period including over 4,000 new jobs. Click here to read more.

New Humber River Hospital Showcases Sustainability, Incorporates a Planted Roof

September 24, 2015 - North America’s first fully digital hospital features 142,000 square-foot LiveRoof® system, largest of its kind. Click here to read more.

A Value Proposition for Living Architecture

September 16, 2015 - As our cities continue to become bigger, are we losing the quality of our homes? Would having access to gardens and green space at high density help make our cities more liveable? Would living architecture help re-balance the liveability of Australian cities? Click here to read more.

Rafael Viñoly reveals plans for the "largest green roof in the world" in Silicon Valley

September 09, 2015 - Architect Rafael Viñoly has unveiled plans to convert an ageing shopping centre in California's Silicon Valley into a vast development featuring the world's largest roof garden Click here to read more.

Green roofs and 'agritecture' have potential to transform food supply in cities.

August 10, 2015 - Rooftop gardens have become an increasingly common feature in North American cities, as urban planners extol the benefits of more greenery in the concrete jungle. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs, Built on Private Investment

August 6, 2015 - As extreme weather events and rapid development strain existing capacity to cope with runoff, green infrastructure is one of the smartest investments cities can make. Click here to read more.

Green roofs offer promise of savings to city.

July 29, 2015 - Julie Barnes is the homeowner of Saskatoon's residential largest green roof, a build which incorporates plant life directly in its construction to reduce the home's carbon footprint. Click here to read more.

Oly-Ola's Edge Restraint Installed on Bus Shelter Living Roof Gardens

July 21, 2015 - Oly-Ola Edging's Teco-Edg™, an innovative 6-inch high 100% Recycled L-shaped edge restraint with specially-engineered drainage slots, was installed on two uniquely-designed living roof garden planters that top bus shelters in Boston's Hyde Park. Click here to read more.

We can make a greener, more liveable London and expand Heathrow.

July 10, 2015 -The mayor should also follow the example of Toronto and Paris and introduce a green roofs law, requiring either a green roof or solar panels on any big developments they are responsible for, to promote biodiversity and lower emissions. Click here to read more.

Strategic Partnership Provides Green Roof Solutions

July 9, 2015 -Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing partners with Columbia Green Technologies. This partnership provides customers with a single source solution for waterproofing, insulation and vegetative roofing. Click here to read more.

10 Greenest Cities in North America

May 29, 2015 - What’s the greenest city in North America? Electric-green cities such as Portland or San Francisco are usually given the title, but according to two new reports that have ranked metropolitan areas on green roofs and energy efficiency. Click here to read more.

Six Considerations For A Green (Vegetative) Roof

May 28, 2015 - With a rapidly growing number of municipalities now offering financial incentives for installing vegetative roofs, it comes as no surprise that their prevalence is rising right along with their associated monetary and environmental savings. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Now Required in France are Not Only Energy Efficient but Also Stunning

April 22, 2015 - France recently joined the trend of requiring all new commercial buildings to install a partial green roof covered with vegetation, solar panels or both. Click here to read more.

Volunteers Sought for Growing Green Roof in Springville

April 8, 2015 - They’re looking for volunteers to help raise the roof at Art’s Cafe in Springville. An accessible "green roof" is part of the transformation of the abandoned and collapsed building into an arts-based, multi-use facility. Click here to read more.

Green Roof with High-Density Vegetation Acts as Passive Cooling System

March 30, 2015 - Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Università Politecnica delle Marche have found that green roofs with high vegetation density are 60% more efficient than non-green roofs. Click here to read more.

New DSF/EHO Report On Health Benefits of Urban Greenspace

March 26, 2015 - Urban green spaces provide significant health benefits by filtering harmful pollutants from the air and providing cooling effects during extreme heat, according to a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation. Click here to read the report.

France Decrees New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels

March 20, 2015 - Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. Click here for more information.

Register for Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015

March 12, 2015 - Connecting the world + living architecture. Click here for more information on the Summit and here to register.

New Green Roof Jobs Available Across North America

March 5, 2015 - Flynn and GINKGO Sustainability are hiring in the Greater Toronto Area, Eco-Roofs is hiring in Michigan, and Capitol Greenroofs is hiring in the Washington DC region.

Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Director Recruitment

March 2, 2015 - The City of Portland (OR) is looking for a new Environmental Services Director. Click here to read more.

greenscreen® Completing the First Health Product Declaration™ for Green Facade Products

February 26, 2015 - In a continuing effort to forward a progressive sustainability agenda and maintain a strengthening position as an environmentally conscientious product manufacturer, greenscreen® has completed the first third party verified Health Product Declaration™ (HPD™) for green facade products. Click here to read more.

Urban Harvest STL to Begin Construction on Rooftop Farm Next Month

February 13, 2015 - One of the first projects funded through the Rally Saint Louis crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform, the FOOD ROOF Farm will be located in downtown St. Louis atop a three-story building. Click here to read more.

Green Roof Outfitters Seeking Outside Sales Rep in Mid-Atlantic Region

February 11, 2015 - Click here to read more.

Oly-Ola Edgings Announces New Oly-Ola Global Division

January 28, 2015 - This global division is dedicated to serving landscape architect and contractor customers around the world. Click here to read more.

Green Roofs Part of $40M Upgrade to New York City Schools

January 19, 2015 - The New York Department of Education plans to spend more than $40 million on updates to local schools over the next two years, including green roofs and soundproof music rehearsal spaces, officials said. Click here to read more.

New Modeling Tool Helps Portland Firm Speed Adoption of Green Roofs

January 15, 2015 - A unique modeling tool developed at Portland State University and Oregon BEST is helping green roof manufacturer Columbia Green Technologies speed adoption of green roofs to meet legislation aimed at reducing combined sewer overflows during heavy rains. Click here to read more.

Huntsville Center Explores Green Roof Option at Pentagon

January 8, 2015 - As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption at the Pentagon, Huntsville Center program managers looked at the possibility of installing a vegetative roof. Click here to read more.

CRITT Horticole Organizing 3rd Green Roof Congress in France

December 12, 2014 - The CRITT Horticole (Regional Center of Technology Transfer in Horticulture) is organizing the 3rd Green Roof Congress in France at the Poitiers Conference Centre on March 18, 2015. For more information and to view the program, click here.

Columbia Green To Present Green Funding Proposal To President Obama

December 10, 2014 - The President’s Export Council meeting takes place this Thursday December 11, 2014 at 9:30 EST. The meeting will be available via live stream.

Turf & Soil Diagnostics Announces Merger With Hummel & Co.

December 8, 2014 - Two of the leading physical testing labs serving the landscape, golf and sports turf industries are joining together to form Turf & Soil Diagnostics. Click here to read more.

Zoning Bylaw Changes For Green Technologies in North Vancouver

November 19, 2014 - The City of North Vancouver has introduced new incentives and requirements for all new construction. Click here to read more.

Oly-Ola Edgings Releases The Edging Handbook Vol. 2

November 19, 2014 - This handbook is a one-stop source for up-to-date information on paver restraints and landscape edging products. Click here to read more.

Flynn Group Partners With Bullfrog Power to Offer Greener Building Products

November 7, 2014 - This new green energy partnership that will see Flynn's Toronto-based Northern Facades manufacturing facility bullfrog powered with 100 percent green electricity and 100 percent green natural gas. Click here to read more.

$5 Million in Green Grants Available From New York City

October 27, 2014 - Environmental activists and residents are getting busy preparing proposals for a new round of funding made available by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Click here to read more.

Columbia Green Secures VC Funding to Expand in Green Roof Market

October 16, 2014 - The company will use the funding to expand sales, serving the rapidly growing North American green roof market. Click here to read more.

Designers of Chicago City Hall Green Roof Celebrate Firm's 20th Anniversary

October 6, 2014 - This October, Conservation Design Forum celebrates 20 years as practitioners and pioneers in sustainable land planning and green infrastructure innovation. Click here to read more.

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board Launches Green Initiative

September 29, 2014 - The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans is getting a little greener. On Thursday night the Board unveiled seven green infrastructure projects it’s partnering on that aim to improve community outreach and participation in the city’s water management. Click here to read more.

Northern Michigan's Cherry Capital Foods Get a Green Roof

September 29, 2014 - When it comes to being green, every little bit counts. And for one Traverse City company, Inhabitect, they're showing their commitment to the environment from floor to ceiling, even taking it to the roof. Click here to read more.

TD Economics Releases Report On The Value of Green Spaces

September 25, 2014 - "The Environmental Value of Urban Forests in Cities Across Canada" shows that urban forests do much more than green our neighbourhoods. Click here to read more.

Yale Researchers To Develop And Research Green Walls

September 23, 2014 - With a $299,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in late July, the researchers will use the funds to create a sustainable alternative to cooling towers. Click here to read more.

Sacramento Landscape Architects Advocate For More Rooftop Gardens

September 23, 2014 - A loosely knit group of local architects, designers and planners has been busy touting one of Sacramento’s least talked about assets – its rooftops. Click here to read more.

CH2M Hill and Nature Conservancy Aim To Grow Green Infrastructure

September 17, 2014 - CH2M Hill, a global engineering firm, and The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit advocacy group, have announced a five-year collaboration “to bring innovative and integrated engineering and environmental solutions into the global marketplace.” Click here to read more.

Charlottetown, PEI City Council Passes Changes to Green Roof Policy

September 4, 2014 - Charlottetown, PEI City Council has passed changes to the Official Plan to provide more precision on definitions and formulas affecting green roofs and ground-level landscaping in Charlottetown’s waterfront zone. Click here to read more.

Middlebury College Squash Teams to Play Under Planted Rooftop

August 22, 2014 - A living, planted roof system is currently being installed atop Middlebury College's new Squash Center in Vermont. The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System was selected for the living roof system. Click here to read more.

Innovation Will Lower Costs on Green Roofs and Walls by 28%

August 20, 2014 - Building-integrated vegetation (BIV) – the use of green roofs and green walls to improve air quality, manage storm-water and generate energy savings – is experiencing a burst of innovation to lower costs and hasten payback on investment, according to Lux Research. Click here to read more.

Saint-Laurent Borough Pushing For Green Roof Guidelines

August 13, 2014 - Alan De Sousa, mayor of Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough, says Quebec's housing authority has to get moving on its promise to publish construction guidelines for green roofs. Click here to read more.

Bronx Teacher Wins Presidential Recognition For Green Roof

August 13, 2014 - Nathaniel Wight, a science teacher at Bronx Design & Construction Academy in the South Bronx, New York won top presidential honors for his dedication to environmental protection. Click here to read more.

Xeroflor Part of Green Roof Wind Uplift Standard Development

August 7, 2014 - Canada is leading the way with the first standard test method for wind uplift for vegetated roof assemblies (VRAs). Click here to read more.

Massachusetts Restaurant to Introduce New Rooftop Farm Menu

July 31, 2014 - Beginning on August 4th, a restaurant in Lynnfield, Massachusetts is offering a new Monday Market Menu during the month of August with a new four-course prix fixe menu that features new items prepared by Culinary Director Rodney Murillo utilizing ingredients grown at the new rooftop farm at Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield. Click here to read more.

U of T's GRIT Lab Set To Research Green Roofs and Solar Panels

July 23, 2014 - Click here to read more and here to view their green roof image index.

Vegetal i.D. to Pilot New Stormwater Management Solution

July 22, 2014 - The company has announced a collaboration between the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Fund For Lake Michigan, The Water Council, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Whitewater to closely monitor the performance of a new stormwater management solution. Click here to read more.

The Rapid and LiveWall Bring Nature to Transit Riders

July 10, 2014 - People waiting to catch a ride at Rapid Central Station will now enjoy one of the area's largest outdoor living walls. Click here to read more.

EPA Provides Tool to Help Communities Become Flood Resilient

July 10, 2014 - Click here to read more.

American Hydrotech Launches iPad App for Planning Green Roofs

July 2, 2014 - American Hydrotech Inc. has released a free, interactive digital version of the company’s popular Garden Roof® Planning Guide. The app was unveiled last week at the AIA Expo in Chicago. Click here to view video.

Green Roofs and Water Management at the White House

June 20, 2014 - At President's Export Council meeting yesterday, Presietn Obama talks about GRHC member Columbia Green (at 1:10:45). CG President Vanessa Keitges explains green building exports and the importance of rainwater research at Portland State U. Click here to view video.

Congress Passes Water Resources Infrastructure Bill

June 6, 2014 - In late May, Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014. Click here for more info.

Free Webinar this Wednesday on Growing Media Science

May 26, 2014 - This webinar will be led by Leanne Philip, PhD, Product Specialist at Hermanns Contracting Limited. Presented as part of the Living Architecture Webinar Series. Click here for more info.

EPA Announces Availability of $335,000 in Technical Assistance

May 14, 2014 - This funding is for communities seeking technical support to develop an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management. Click here for more info.

WGIN Publishes & Releases Green Cities in the World Book

April 15, 2014 - The book Green Cities in the World is the result of a convergence of interest from individual, public and private institutions looking to provide the urban society with a reference publication which from a diversity of the main topics and opinions in the green urban market. Click here for more info.

Raven Industries Greens Downtown Sioux Falls With Green Roof

April 14, 2014 - The renovated headquarters of Raven Industries in Sioux Falls will soon be housed under plants. Click here for more info.

Maryland State Budget Includes $250K For Museum Green Roof

April 11, 2014 - A green roof for the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland, will have several benefits, said museum president Gary Bartik. Click here for more info.

IR Analyzers Advances Electronic Leak Detection with ELD Fusion

April 1, 2014 - IR Analyzers / Vector Mapping, a national provider of testing services for roofing and waterproofing membranes, announced the introduction of ELD Fusion™ Electronic Leak Detection.Click here for more info.

Xero Flor System Selected for the Bronx's Findlay Teller Apartments

February 25, 2014 - Findlay Teller provides subsidized, affordable housing for low-income seniors. Click here for more info.

University of Arkansas Brings Hands-On Learning to Students

February 24, 2014 - The University of Arkansas has installed a nearly 1,400 square foot LiveRoof green roof to promote sustainable building methods to the next generation of green designers. Click here for more info.

Sika Announces Roofing Industry’s First Thickness Guarantee

February 21, 2014 - The company now guarantees that the thickness of all Sarnafil roofing membranes will meet or exceed the thickness indicated on the package label. Click here for more info.

Midwest Groundcovers To Launch QuickCover Sedum In The Spring

February 14, 2014 - The product made its debut at the August 2013 Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Summer Field Day. Click here for more info.

Columbia Green Opens Mid-Atlantic Office to Support Green Growth

February 13, 2014 - Their Mid-Atlantic sales office will support green roof adoption in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia regions. Click here for more info.

Brooklyn Grange Releases Time-Lapse Video of Rooftop Farm

February 12, 2014 - The video condenses 7 months of farming into a 2.5 minute clip that is truly awe-inspiring. Click here for more info.

Xero Flor Green Roof System Wins ED+C Readers’ Choice Award

February 11, 2014 - The Xero Flor system was selected for the honor in the category of commercial roofing products.Click here for more info.

Green Roof Projects Honored With Awards By AIA Institute

February 4, 2014 - The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust received awards. Click here for more info.

Nedlaw Group Hosting Free Online Seminar on Living Wall Biofilters

February 4, 2014 - You are invited to a free online seminar on Feb. 11th, hosted by Nedlaw Living Walls founder, Dr. Alan Darlington. Click here for more info.

LiveScreen Used to Fundraise for Green Space for Seniors

January 20, 2014 - The Kahl Home senior living center and Roof Top Sedums have teamed up to bring gardening space to a senior living center. Click here for more info.

reen-Roofed Music City Center in Nashville Drives Economic Success

January 20, 2014 - The Music City Center has given the city a beacon for development and anchored a renaissance in downtown Nashville. Click here for more info.

San Diego State University Adds Green Roof to Student Union

January 13, 2014 - A LiveRoof green roof is one of the features of the new Aztec Student Union. Click here for more info.

Snips Landscape Wins Award of Excellence from Landscape Ontario

January 10, 2014 - The award was given for a residential project in downtown Toronto. Click here for more info.

Three NYC Eco-Schools Collaborate on Green Roof Curriculum Guide

January 10, 2014 - Schools interested in green roofs may soon have a valuable new tool: a green roof curriculum guide created by three NYC Eco-Schools. Click here for more info.

Green Roof Tech Firm Offers Cloud-Based Fix for Cloud-Born Problem

January 10, 2014 - Vegetal i.D. unveils a cloud-based system that could allow the roof to work in concert with the storm sewer system. Click here for more info.

American Hydrotech Offers Complimentary Green Roof Resource

January 2, 2014 - The Company has released the third edition of its Garden Roof® Planning Guide. Click here for more info.

Green Projects Can Benefit Landlords Over Time

January 2, 2014 - Click here for more info on a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

NY Green Roof Tax Abatement Extended, Improved

December 30, 2013 - The program has been extended until 2018 and the abatement has been increased to $5.23 per square foot. Click here to read info on the existing program.

Could Sensors Help Green Roofs Grow?

November 27, 2013 - Click here to read this article in Forbes.

LiveRoof Announces Industry-First 50 Year Module Warranty

November 21, 2013 - The company announced the new warranty for their Hybrid Green Roof System. Click here for more info.

Columbia Green Wins SBO Innovation in Sustainability Award

November 21, 2013 - The company received the award from Sustainable Business Oregon (SBO). Click here for more info.

Xero Flor America Wins Product Innovation Award

November 12, 2013 - Xero Flor won a 2013 Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products magazine. Click here for more info.

Sempergreen USA Installs Green Roof at Gaithersburg School

November 5, 2013 - Sempergreen® USA is proud to announce this week’s installation of a green roof on top of Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. Click here for more info.

Buena Park Apartments Feature 20,000 Square-Foot Green Roof

November 5, 2013 - Utilizing the LiveRoof® system, this unique green rooftop amenity will provide more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space. Click here for more info.

US EPA Releases New Green Infrastructure Strategy

November 5, 2013 - The Agency’s 2013 Green Infrastructure Strategy builds on its previous 2008 and 2011 green infrastructure strategies.Click here for more info.

Green Roof Symposium at WFU

October 7, 2013 - Wake Forest University was the host site for the Piedmont Triad Green Roof & Wall Market Development Symposium in mid-September. Click here for more info.

DC Green Roof Rebate Program Expands

October 1, 2013 - Funding has expanded and there is now a Structural Engineering Rebate. Click here for more info.

Xero Flor Green Roof System Installed on the Empire State Building

September 26, 2013 - Four green roofs installed on the "World’s Most Famous Office Building". Click here.

Nurseryman’s Plants Become the Paint, Living Wall His Canvas

September 25, 2013 - Dave MacKenzie of LiveRoof’s chosen medium is living plants. Click here.

Green Roof is a Highlight of SEPTA’s 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop

September 24, 2013 - The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will cut the ribbon on the renovated facility in Philadelphia and its LiveRoof installation on Sept. 25th. Click here.

President Obama Announces: Vanessa Keitges

September 19, 2013 - Vanessa Keitges, CEO of Columbia Green Technologies, has been named one of seven executives selected by President Barack Obama for his Export Council, ensuring the place of green roofs at the highest decision-making level. Click here.

Sika Sarnafil Earns Green Globes Certification for Building in Canton, MA

September 10, 2013 - Sika Sarnafil, a leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, has earned a Two Green Globes rating for its office and warehouse building in Canton, MA. Click here.

New York's Manhattan Hilton Has Completed New Green Roof

September 5, 2013 - The New York Hilton has completed a new green roof system and installed a cogeneration system. Click here.

Toronto Central YMCA Hosts Green Roof Health Festival

August 29, 2013 - The event takes place on Saturday September 7th, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm. Click here.

Toronto Eco-roof Incentive Improved

August 23, 2013 - Increased to $75 per sq. meter, and residential now eligible for grants. Click here for more info.

Midtown Oklahoma City is Fertile Ground for Green Roof

August 22, 2013 - A LiveRoof installation is helping to revitalize midtown Oklahoma City. Click here for more info.

Maryland County Passes a Sweeping Stormwater Bill

August 8, 2013 - Click here for their green roof guidelines and here for information on the stormwater bill.

Milwaukee Green Roof Incentive Leads to Radio Station Installation

August 8, 2013 - Radio Milwaukee is taking advantage of a grant from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District. Click here for more info.

New Rooflite® Authorized Blending Facility in Colorado

July 30, 2013 - Skyland USA is pleased to announce that Colorado Materials, Inc. is now an authorized blending facility. Click here for more info.

Green Roof Designer & Author Holds Book Launch

July 24, 2013 - Philadelphia-based author and green roof designer Lauren Mandel will hold a Midwest book launch on Aug. 20 in Chicago. Click here.

Eco-Roofs Donates Green Roof Eco Trays to Solar Decathalon Entry

July 18, 2013 - Eco-Roofs has donated 300 of their green roof Eco Trays to West Virginia University. Click here.

North America's Largest Solar Garden Roof Announced

July 12, 2013 - Green Roof Technology is proud to announce their partnership with BHC Architects in Baltimore, MD. Click here.

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