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Will ‘Gray’ or ‘Green’ Flood Infrastructure Protect Houston?

Will ‘Gray’ or ‘Green’ Flood Infrastructure Protect Houston?

As greater Houston seeks protection from the next Hurricane Harvey, using natural features like prairies and sand dunes to control water is gaining purchase.

Waste Management to Relocate to Downtown Houston's Capitol Tower

Waste Management to Relocate to Downtown Houston's Capitol Tower

The building, designed by the architectural firm Gensler, will feature a 24,000-square-foot green roof; a 50,000-gallon rainwater collection system to be used for landscape irrigation and restrooms; and a chilled water system meant to lower cooling costs.

New Rooflite Blender In Houston: The Ground Up

New Rooflite Blender In Houston: The Ground Up

Skyland USA announced today that The Ground Up has joined its official blender network in Houston, Texas, expanding its coverage in North America to 20 regions.

Houston Museum Features Sloping, Walkable Green Roof

Houston Museum Features Sloping, Walkable Green Roof

The alternating concrete and glass panels create a porosity between indoors and out, and the gathering spaces—including the building’s walkable, sloping roof—provide a civic experience for students and the public alike, with spectacular views of the neighborhood and the city skyline.

Green Infrastructure: How Roof Gardens And Planting Trees Could Reduce Flooding

Green Infrastructure: How Roof Gardens And Planting Trees Could Reduce Flooding

Green infrastructure describes features in buildings and landscaping that cleanse and capture rainwater onsite where it falls. Houston advocates for green infrastructure join Houston Matters to discuss how it can be used to reduce flooding.