Posts Tagged ‘Green Roof’

  • SUL

    The Bottom Line for Green is Black

    The theme for the fourth annual Sustainable Urban Landscape conference being held at Cuyamaca College March 8 is “The Bottom Line for Green is Black,” examining the ways that good landscaping practices can be a profitable business model in addition to helping the environment. Architect John Picard, known as the “green prophet” for his pioneering work in sustainability is the key note speaker for event. He was a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a trade organization that... MORE >

  • Can man-made systems emulate natural watershed dynamics? We think yes. Image courtesy of the EPA

    DESIGNING AN URBAN WATERSHED – It’s Like a Metaphor…

    I have posted on this site some basic information about green roofs (Green Roofs and Water Management and Green Roofs and Urban Enhancement).  Fellow Blogger Alan Harris has posted informative pieces about water capture for irrigation using various cisterns and water butts (Does this Make My Water Butt Look Big, When a Water Butt is Just Not Big Enough).  With this post I hope to connect some currently disparate dots to suggest that these elements, when combined, constitute the NEW... MORE >

  • An example of a modular extensive green roof at the University of La Verne

    Green Roofs and Water Management

    Green roofs can play a significant role in water management by moderating the flow rate and quality of storm water.  For anyone considering a green roof here are some basic terms and considerations to help you determine which greenroof system will work best for you. The first thing to know is that there are two basic types of green roofs.  These are: Extensive green roofs are typically constructed with six inches (6”) or less of a lightweight mineral planting medium and... MORE >

  • Green Grass

    Green or Brown…What Color Is Your Lawn in an Extreme Drought?

    Turf Color in Drought Are you wearing the Brown Badge of Conservation or the Green Badge of Excessive Watering? A less than vibrant green lawn demonstrates to your customers and the public you take conservation seriously. For many physiological reasons we like our luscious grass to be vibrant green year round, but most plants including grasses have a “rest period” when the green grass naturally wants to go slightly or all the way dormant.  Fescue, Rye and Blue Grass perform better during... MORE >

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