How green buildings build neighborhoods. Alison Gillespie | Tuesday, June 02, 2015. People walk the labyrinth on the green roof at one of the American Psychological Association's buildings. The labyrinth is rather unique, but green roofs and other green building techniques are increasingly common in D.C.. People walk..
Requirements. Option 2. High-reflectance and vegetated roofs. Use roofing materials that have an SRI equal to or greater than the values in Table 1 for a minimum of 75% of the roof area of all new buildings within the project; or install a vegetated (green) roof for at least 50% of the roof area of all new buildings within the..
Green Roof Projects. 1957-9 E St, NW; Ames Hall; G Street Garage and Law Learning Center; Milken Institute School of Public Health; Science and Engineering Hall; District House..
A green roof is a vegetative layer grown on a rooftop of a building. Also known as roof gardens, these green roofs serve as a large contributor to energy efficiency of buildings
Cool roofing is an emergent and powerful technology used for temperature control of buildings and areas. A cool roof prevents heat absorption by reflecting the sun's heat and then emitting its radiation back into the atmosphere
Jun 9, 2017 . On hot summer days, the surface temperature of a green roof can be cooler than the air temperature, whereas the surface of a conventional rooftop can be up to 90°F (50°C) warmer. Green roofs can be installed on a wide range of buildings, from industrial facilities to private residences. They can be as..
Pomona College maintains a set of Green Building Standards to help guide the construction and renovation of buildings and facilities. This policy is distributed to all contractors and architects working on new construction or major renovation projects. These standards require various analyses and modeling to be completed..
The ANSI standard addresses low-slope roofing within its assessment of the building site. To satisfy the standard, 40% or more of the exposed surface of a roof must be either vegetated, and/or be covered with a material having a solar reflective index (SRI) of 78 or greater. A maximum of six points are awarded within this..
The layers of a green roof must, like any roof, accommodate drainage and protect the building from the elements with a waterproof membrane. But they also must create a growing area and potentially provide support, irrigation and root protection barriers while staying as light as possible. Two types of green roof exist:..
A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. Container gardens on roofs, where plants are maintained in..
The City of Houston's Green Building Resource Center, a project of the Department of Public Works and Engineering, offers economical, sustainable building . A bioswale alternative to a traditional storm sewer, demonstrating permeable pavement, vegetated biorention, and turf-covered biofiltration; A rooftop array of 387..
Sep 24, 2011 . After doing quite a bit of reading on the Internet, ok well an afternoon or so, I soon realised that there isn't a step by step instruction for building a roof garden, just lots of greenies saying how good they are, and lots of companies trying to sell you expensive stuff to do it - so i thought I'd give it a go myself
Mar 30, 2015 . A layer of plants, grasses, shrubs and other flora on a rooftop or side wall helps to insulate a building and lowers the cost of cooling, or heating, the structure. Green roofs also reduce storm water runoff, help lower the urban heat island effect, improve air quality, and provide wildlife habitat. Banco Popular..
May 3, 2016 . Green roof in Chicago. Green infrastructure on roofs and walls offers many benefits. Katia Perini, architect, researcher and the green building expert in vegetative systems for the Earth Institute's Urban Design Lab, said that green roofs are very effective at saving energy, improving air quality and helping to..
Aug 3, 2008 . As it happened, Ternus' photographic agenda included a rather interesting but incredibly appropriate location: the roof of the Green Building - which is, incidentally, the tallest building in Cambridge. Of course, as a general rule access to the roof of the Green Building (as with most buildings at MIT) is..
Chicago Public Building Commission - Learn about green municipal building projects and Chicago's efforts to integrate environmental features in all new municipal buildings. City Hall Rooftop Garden - Learn about Chicago's most famous rooftop garden on top of City Hall. Green Roofs - Find out how a green roof works and..
This article aims to the various benefits of a modular green roof technology. Nowadays smart solutions of green roofs are popular for their ecological, technical, economic benefits and esthetic qualities. Green roofs are used in residential, commercial, government and public buildings. Innovative energy-efficient construction..
Your green roof is a living investment. The soil and vegetation atop your facility add extra insulation, reduce the urban heat island effect, and boost your building's aesthetic value and green credibility. Choose from a wide spectrum of vegetated roof systems to discover the greenery that best fits your region and your facility's..
Sep 6, 2017 . An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly "green roof" amenities will appear on the city's ballot this November. The Denver Elections Division has confirmed that backers of the measure submitted enough petition signatures to place..
Green Roofs. It all starts with light-colored roofing materials (as opposed to black or dark gray). Because dark roofs absorb more heat from the sun, they may ultimately increase interior cooling costs in the summer. In multi-family buildings with larger roofs, rooftop gardens are a great way to provide an extra level of insulation..