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Rooftop Gardens & Green Roofs

There are many benefits to installing green roofs. They also don’t carry many prerequisites. Typically, all that is needed is a flat or lowly sloping roof, a decent amount of sunlight, and vegetation conducive to...

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Cultivate, educate, and serve the community; these are the main goals of urban agriculture. Whether you have a green roof, are just growing in a small space, or are part of a co-op, urban food...

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Urban agriculture can apply a wide number of credit points when certifying a building with the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). The major categories that relate to urban gardening are Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, and Innovation...

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3 Green Buzzwords, Building Integrated Agriculture and a Black Eye By Oscar Rodriguez, Director/Architect at Architecture & food I was complacent. I didn’t have my “man sao” up, a forward guarding hand which translates as “asking/seeking hand”...

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As cities become increasingly developed to make way for our growing population, there’s one thing that we are sacrificing: green space. Roads, parking lots, buildings, homes and other urban developments are taking the place of...

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At PowerHouse Growers, we believe that one of the premier tools, if not the premier tool, for researching green roofs and green walls is the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database hosted by Greenroofs.com. Containing...

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In an increasingly urbanized world, urban and community planners, architects, and designers are all looking for ways to decrease the harmful effects of city life, especially in throughout Africa and Asia. The negative effects of...

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Many urbanites want to try urban gardening but feel defeated when it comes to the lack of space they often encounter. Despite this obstacle and others, there are now some perfect solutions available to urban...

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Water-absorbing vegetation now grows on several renowned buildings in North America. just over a decade ago when it designed and developed a living roof on top of the Dearborn Truck Plant. The in New York,...

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Sustainability isn’t just trending anymore. In fact, it’s becoming an essential part of life, especially if we’re to continue living the way we live presently. And considering that we would need more than four Earths...

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