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5 Sustainable Homes That Don’t Skimp on Style

High-performance living comes in all sorts of packages. More

Product Pros and Cons: Asphalt Roofing vs. Metal
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Product Pros and Cons: Asphalt Roofing vs. Metal

Asphalt dominates, but which material is right for your homes? More

Philadelphia Adopts Cool-Roof Law
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Philadelphia Adopts Cool-Roof Law

City will work with Dow Chemical to retrofit an entire city block of 39 homes. More

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Green Piece

The temperature atop Chicago’s City Hall building on an average summer day is usually 14 degrees to 44 degrees cooler than the county office building across the street. The reason: the county building has a typical black-tar roof, while City Hall has a green roof planted with grass, plants, and flowers. The idea of planting grass or other vegetation on the roof of a building or house may seem like a holdover from the ’60s counterculture movement, but proponents say such roofing systems are the solution to a wealth of environmental problems plaguing cities and jurisdictions across the country. More

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green roof professional designation program launched
Tags: Vegetated Roof, Cool Roofing, Roofing, Education, American Institute of Architects
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web-exclusive: the green roof decision
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