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Does Plant Selection Influence the Urban Heat Island

Does Plant Selection Influence the Urban Heat Island

The primary cause for the UHI is that humans have replaced vegetated surfaces with hardscapes such as roads, parking lots, and rooftops.

Portland's Eco-Roof Requirement for Central District Adopted

Portland's Eco-Roof Requirement for Central District Adopted

Behind the success of recent green roof policies, a common theme is the role of strong public advocacy groups.

A Glimpse of the Future of Roofing

A Glimpse of the Future of Roofing

Over the last two decades, the roofing industry has undergone some major changes, one of which is a growing recognition of the value of roof space other than keeping occupants warm and dry.

Cities are Overheating and the Challenge is Only Going to Get Worse

Cities are Overheating and the Challenge is Only Going to Get Worse

As the world continues to become increasingly urbanized and hotter, our city leaders need to implement strategies to ensure they remain health for all of their citizens amid a rapidly changing climate.

The Time Has Come for Mandatory Green Roofs in New York City

The Time Has Come for Mandatory Green Roofs in New York City

New York City needs to catch up to many other world class cities by requiring 100 per cent green roof coverage on new buildings, which is what I’ve proposed in legislation I introduced to City Council in July.