Vegetated Roof

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Dr. Spec: What Architects Need to Know About Green Roofs

Green roofs can help restablish habitats that residential construction have disturbed. More

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Mill Valley Cabins, Mill Valley, Calif.

Twin studios finesse a challenging site. More

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echo ridge duplexes, topeka, kan.

El dorado applies a creative approach to a pair of affordable duplexes. More

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Standard-Bearer

Puerto Rico is one of the most environmentally troubled islands in the Caribbean. Can one building change that? More

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Book review of Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture

Carrot City, a new book from The Monacelli Press, examines the ways in which urban food production can enrich our cities. More

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greenprints

Specht Harpman: Weston Solutions' GreenGrid modular system. 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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ground cover

Obie G. Bowman, Architect: Grace Construction Products' Hydroduct 660 drainage composite sheet and Bituthene 4000 pre-formed waterproof membrane. More

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graze the roof

Carlisle SynTec's Vegetated Sedum Tiles. More

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green roof professional designation program launched
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