Green Roofs For Healthy Cities

Green Roofs For Healthy Cities
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Researchers from the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Seville have published a study in which they indicate that it would be necessary to have between 207 and 740 hectares of green roofs to reduce the effects of climate change in relation to the maximum temperature rises of between 1.5 and 6 ºC that are...

SOPREMA has established a scholarship program as a commitment to the continued success and growth of our industry by investing in the next generation dedicated to the building envelope. The SOPREMA Scholarship was founded to assist students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or a similar field at an accredited...

This past summer, the Vanderbilt Green Fund organized the installation of a green roof on the third floor of Rand. The rooftop addition provides campus sustainability benefits such as heat insulation during the winter, building protection from UV rays and improved stormwater management. Vanderbilt News reported a full list of the green roof’s...

Urban areas contain substantial expanses of hardscape in the form of buildings, paved roads, parking lots and concrete sidewalks. The impervious nature of these surfaces leads to runoff during periods of heavy precipitation. Up to 55 percent of precipitation in urban areas may be in the form of stormwater runoff. In addition, compacted soils with...

It is the year 2500. In Singapore, We travel with driverless cars, Mars is a much-loved tourist spot, and robots live and walk among us as peers.But there is one catch: we’re all underwater, because sea levels have risen more than six metres, based on projections by some scientists.Returning to present day, Singapore has just turned 52, and we...

A historic win for the citizens of Denver occurred last night when the first fully citizen led ballot initiative requiring green roofs or solar panels on large new and existing buildings won voter approval by over 52%. This win occurred despite opposition groups outspending supporters by a margin of 12 to 1. With remaining votes to be counted...

As climate change continues to push up average temperatures across the state, we can expect Dallas to feel the heat even more acutely than its rural neighbors. This is because of what’s known as the “urban heat island effect.” It’s a pretty straightforward concept. Concrete absorbs heat, so places where it is densely concentrated along with other...

Outside of Sharon Burde’s kitchen is a living wall of vibrant green.Consisting of mostly ferns, the living wall is a product of Seth Stottlemeyer’s work.Last year, Stottlemeyer, of Oasis Gardenscapes, spoke at the Lunch in the Garden series at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens. He shared with guests how he learned about living walls, and...

Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the Denver Green Roof Initiative but said Wednesday morning, as votes still were being counted, that its probable passage was spurring his administration to consider how it will implement the new requirements.“We have always made a good-faith effort to implement the initiatives — once the people have spoken, that’s...

Eighty-seven-year-old Joyce MacSweyn lovingly waters the plants in the new living wall at Summerset Manor in Summerside, P.E.I. The vertical garden, attached to the inside wall of the sunroom, makes her feel at ease."Very, very relaxing. Very quieting," MacSweyn said. "And quieting to the nerves. Very, very comforting."It's for those reasons the...