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New green infrastructure investment model receives $1.7 million in funding

Prudential Financial is investing $1.7 million in a pilot collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.) and asset management firm Encourage Capital (New York) to prevent millions of gallons of stormwater runoff originating in Washington D.C. from the entering the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. The venture, called District Stormwater LLC, is based on a new […]

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EPA Reports Aid Communities in Implementing Green Infrastructure and Reducing Aquatic Trash

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two new reports in October 2015. The first is a synopsis of EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) findings, lessons learned, and guidance related to green infrastructure. The report, titled Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Control: Gauging Its Effectiveness with Community Partners, is the most comprehensive summary of […]

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New Report Examines Practical and Research-Based Lessons on Green Infrastructure

Despite increasing implementation of green infrastructure for stormwater management, information on its design, implementation, operation, and performance is limited. In July, the Science Policy Exchange, in cooperation with Syracuse University, released the report Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Science and Practice. The report is intended to help readers understand the strengths and limitations of green infrastructure. […]

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France Mandates Rooftops Have Solar Panels or Green Roofs

On March 19, the French Parliament approved a law mandating that half of rooftops on new buildings in commercial zones be covered with either a green roof or solar panels. This new legislation is a compromise between France’s Socialist government and environmental interests, as it is limited in scope to commercial buildings and half, rather […]

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Victoria Business Improvement District Plans 25 Hectares of Green Roofs

On Feb. 11, Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) in central London released the Victoria Vibrancy Report 2014. The report reveals a landmark 4-billion-pound (US$6.7 billion) investment in making the district a better place to live, work and visit. Part of this investment will go toward improving the district’s sustainability with a 10-year strategy to create […]

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Check It Out: Green Roofs in Motion

Static green roofs and walls are becoming fairly common, but what about moving gardens? A company called Phyto Kenetic, created by Spanish landscape artist Marc Grañén, is now creating green roofs for buses. The green roofs keep bus temperatures cooler and can utilize air-conditioning condensate for irrigation. The plants grow in lightweight hydroponic foam, rather […]

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NYC Green Roof Environmental Literacy Laboratory Is Now Ready

New York City P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village now has the largest green roof on a school in the Big Apple. The 836-m2 (9000-ft2) Green Roof Environmental Literacy Laboratory (GELL) features an outdoor classroom. Students will receive hands-on lessons related to sustainability, environmental stewardship, and urban gardening. The school, located in a dense urban environment, […]

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Mayor Bloomberg Celebrates First Harvest of NYC’s Largest Rooftop Garden

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg toured Brooklyn Grange’s second location at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as the new rooftop farm celebrated its first harvest. Brooklyn Grange is New York’s largest rooftop farm at 4000 m2 (43,000 ft2) and was financed in part by a New York City Department of Environmental Protection Green Infrastructure Grant. […]

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Blue and Green Roof To Serve As a Green Jobs Training Opportunity

Presenters: Jennifer Cass and Sandeep Mehrotra, Hazen and Sawyer Session 24: Keep It Out of the Sewer The Osborne Association’s 100-year-old Osborne Green Career Center in South Bronx, N.Y., will soon be outfitted with a blue and green roof. The new roof will become part of the center’s green jobs training program for the formerly […]

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MMSD Announces 2012 Regional Green Roof Initiative

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) announced its 2012 Regional Green Roof Initiative. The district will provide funding of as much as $54/m2 ($5/ft2) of approved green roof projects within its service area. Milwaukee is home to many green roofs, including the largest in Wisconsin covering 4645 m2 (50,000 ft2) of roof space. Built by Milwaukee-based […]

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