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New Green Deal in NYC

Posted on Mon, 2019-05-06 12:57 by matt

LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN MAYORS:


Image: Hudson River developments NYC       Courtesy: Related-Oxford

The New York mayor celebrated Earth Day by announcing a proposal that he claims would bar construction of many of the glass-and-steel towers that have joined the city skyline in recent years. The plan, which requires legislation in the City Council, is part of what he termed his own Green New Deal.

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.

Sustainable Prison_Sweden

Posted on Fri, 2019-04-05 15:39 by matt
Tabellen 4, a building in Sollentuna high-security remand prison in Stockholm, won the 2019 BREEAM Public Projects In-Use award for its range of eco-friendly initiatives including a 1,100 square meter green roof made of plants and turf, a ventilation system that recycles heat from the air, and a waste disposal room with storage for eight categories of waste. 

POLITICIANS vs GREEN BUILDINGS

Posted on Fri, 2019-03-29 17:37 by matt

40 % of GHG emissions are from the built environment heating & cooling infrastructure. After all us humans need to be cosy in our cubes.IF building are the elephant in the room then why don't politicians take action on reviewing SEPP's , provide incentives & grants, mandate biosolar for new developments, provide greater FSR's for green roofs....etc and even review the BCA which is well due.

What is Green Infrastructure?

green infrastructure
Posted on Thu, 2019-03-28 15:08 by matt

What Is Green Infrastructure?

Green infrastructure, also sometimes referred to as GI, is an innovative approach to managing stormwater runoff. It utilizes natural processes, such as evapotranspiration and infiltration, to slow down stormwater to from overwhelming SW systems and polluting waterways.

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