2019 has been another year of climatic records and extreme weather events in the UK, from the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK to heavy rainfall and severe flooding, which threatened homes, businesses and lives in the North.
As global summer temperatures rise, more buildings are installing energy-hungry air conditioners – a major contributor to climate change. But are there ways to cool buildings down without turning the AC on?
It’s hard to miss the soaring three-acre meadow that graces the top of Barclays Center. But green roofs – or living roofs — are also branching into brownstone Brooklyn, where homeowners with sturdy enough roofs can enjoy their environmental and financial benefits.
A better understanding of responsible design, implementation, and maintenance of green roofs in this climate will result in a rise in green roof projects and an improvement in their performance in Colorado.