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Sedum: The Workhorse of Green Roof Plants

Sedum: The Workhorse of Green Roof Plants

Sedum, the genera of plants that are probably growing on more green roofs and has more to do with driving the economic engine of extensive green roofs than any other. 

How Smart Surface Technologies Could Save Cities Billions

How Smart Surface Technologies Could Save Cities Billions

A new study released in December 2017 shows that city-wide adoption of smart surface technologies could save cities billions of dollars over 40 years.

The Growing Importance of Marrying Efficient Irrigation Design and Green Infrastructure

The Growing Importance of Marrying Efficient Irrigation Design and Green Infrastructure

Regardless of your opinion on climate change, recent data released by NASA and NOAA show 2016 as the warmest year on record globally. The year 2016 was also the third warmest year recorded in a row.

The Evolution of the Awards of Excellence Winning California Academy of Sciences

The Evolution of the Awards of Excellence Winning California Academy of Sciences

In 2008, Rana Creek Living Architecture won GRHC’s Extensive InstitutionalAwards of Excellence for the incredible 2.5 acre green roof on top of Renzo Piano’s masterpiece, the LEED Platinum California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Green Building Policy - Update on Wind Standards

Green Building Policy - Update on Wind Standards

Richard Hayden GRP, RLA, ASLA, CLARB, A.M. ASCE of American Hydrotech gives an update on current and developing wind uplift standards as they apply to green roof and wall installations.