International News

Toronto Going Greener

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 17:55 by matt

Toronto is raising its game when it comes to vertical neighbourhoods.

Increasingly, a city that works and lives in the sky will play there, too.

Elevated recreational areas, already common in condos and office towers, are now being incorporated into public developments in places where land is at a premium and cost prohibitive.

Green Bus Shelters

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 17:26 by matt

Utrecht, a city in Holland, the Netherlands, recently gave makeovers to 316 bus stops, outfitting them with "green roofs," The roofs are covered with sedum flowers and other plants, which act as an oasis for bees. Plus, the added greenery has a slew of other positive environmental effects. 

Chicago_Affordable Housing

Posted on Mon, 2019-05-20 18:08 by matt

Garfield Green will meet Passive House standards, an environmentally friendly building standard that drastically reduces energy use. All of its energy will be supplied by solar panels, and most of its green roof will grow food and mitigate stormwater, according to the city statement. Planned commercial tenants will have a climate change tie-in, such as a clinic to address an increase in asthma rates, the statement said.

New York Green Roof

Posted on Wed, 2019-04-17 15:20 by matt

SKY VIEW PARK PROJECT PROFILE: (Courtesy of <greenroofs.com>)

Sky View Parc NYC: Image: by Sempergreen.

Located in vibrant downtown Flushing, Sky View Parc is one of New York City’s largest mixed-use developments with 1200 luxury units. Understanding the significant visual impact of roof design to the view from the surrounding six 12-story towers, the owner saw value in aesthetic green.

Green Hope in Palestine

Posted on Mon, 2019-04-15 14:08 by matt

Lajee Center Opens Rooftop Garden in Aida Camp_Palestine

This story is what it's all about. As humans we have an innate need to connect with Nature, however, in some places that pathway is blocked.

This is not a green roof with high design technology or lush verdant gardens. This is a green roof that provides hope in a war torn territory.

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