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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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