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Stacking Green house covered in plants by Vo Trong Nghia - Dezeen

Stacking Green house covered in plants by Vo Trong Nghia - Dezeen | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
House with a green wall in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia.
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New Study: Smart Roofs Could Transform California Energy and Water Use | California Progress Report

New Study: Smart Roofs Could Transform California Energy and Water Use | California Progress Report | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it

Article includes link to full NRDC report. 

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greenroofsTV - YouTube

greenroofsTV - YouTube | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Greenroofs.com is an internet news media organization: the international greenroof industry's resource and online information portal.
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Ewa in the Garden: 8 photos of most impressive green roof building at Floriade 2012

Ewa in the Garden: 8 photos of most impressive green roof building at Floriade 2012 | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it

Garden blogger's gorgeous photos of a green roofed pavilion at 2012 Floriade.

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Skygarden - Extensive & Intensive Green Roof Media - Products for a Better Environment by Stancills Inc. - Make the World a Better Place

Skygarden - Extensive & Intensive Green Roof Media - Products for a Better Environment by Stancills Inc. - Make the World a Better Place | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it

Looking for growing media for your green roof project?  Look here for an emerging leader in this new field.

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Build a Living Roof / Green Roof

Build a Living Roof / Green Roof | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Make a normal flat or sloped roof into a beautiful living garden.

While redeveloping our house we decided to install a living roof on our kitchen roo...
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Bird house inspiration for green roof "petting zoo."

Bird house inspiration for green roof "petting zoo." | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it

Originally featured at Etsy, but we no longer can find the link. Still, compelling when we think about raising the next generation of children who might find living under a green roof rather ordinary.

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Living garden on bus rooftop to add some rolling green to city streets

Living garden on bus rooftop to add some rolling green to city streets | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
NYU graduate student Marco Castro Cosio has hit upon the idea of planting gardens on some previously wasted space found on city streets – the ro...
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Apex Green Roofs: Benefits of Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems

Apex Green Roofs: Benefits of Vegetative (Green) Roof Systems | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Green roofs directly save you money because they reduce Energy Costs, extend Service Life of Roof, most commercial spaces are required to retain stormwater on site, and a green roof eliminates or greatly decreases the space needed and costs...
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Scandinavian Green Roof

Scandinavian Green Roof | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
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Green Roofs: An Introduction with Pretty Pictures

Green Roofs: An Introduction with Pretty Pictures | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
EcoGeek - Technology for the Environment...
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Innovation of the Week: Banking Today to Conserve Plants for the Future | Nourishing the Planet

Innovation of the Week: Banking Today to Conserve Plants for the Future | Nourishing the Planet | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
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Faculty conversations: Brad Rowe

Faculty conversations: Brad Rowe | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it

VIDEO (approx. 3 minutes): Brad Rowe, a professor in the Department of Horticulture, talks about the benefits of green roofs and which types of plants grow best on them.

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WWF - Who We Are - Green Headquarters

WWF - Who We Are - Green Headquarters | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it

Home to World Wildlife Fund headquarters, 1250 24th Street offers 251,707 square feet of premium work habitat. The building has a stunning 8-story, sky-lit atrium and received LEED EB Platinum Certification in 2011.  WWF's green roof is the third largest in DC; Installed in 2010, the surface is filling in nicely.  Take a look.

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Aquascape Green Roof Failure

Aquascape Green Roof Failure | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Sustainable construction industry news reports, including discussion about sustainable community projects and sustainable buildings utilizing net zero energy and passive house design.
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Study suggests expanded concept of 'urban watershed'

Study suggests expanded concept of 'urban watershed' | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Within two decades, 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, and coping with the resulting urban drinking water and sanitation issues will be one of the greatest challenges of this century.
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Eighth and Third Grade Students See Green in Environmental Lesson

Eighth and Third Grade Students See Green in Environmental Lesson | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Valley Catholic third- and eighth-grade students were seeing green these past few weeks as they joined forces to discover how green roofs work to benefit our environment. Eighth-grade students conducted the initial research ...
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Green Roofed Dog Veranda by mechanical engineering grad student

Green Roofed Dog Veranda by mechanical engineering grad student | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
My primary motivation for building this is to create a shaded space for my dogs to rest when out in the yard with the added benefit of providing real ...
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PSLA | About Us: Green Roof Grant

The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute's (Mtech) Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS) awarded the grant to a research proposal submitted by Dr. Andrew Ristvey PI, Dr. Steven Cohan Co-PI, and Dr. John Lea-Cox Co-PI and Stancills Inc., manufacturers of SkyGarden green roof media (www.stancills.com/skygarden/). The MIPS funding source was the Maryland Department of Natural Resources via the EPA and DNR's collaborative Innovative Technology Fund.
The research proposal is focused on the development of a green roof substrate that is comprised of local recyclable materials. In addition to fulfilling the horticultural and storm water management requirements, the new substrate will reduce the carbon foot print of this primary green roof system component.

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Sustainable Green Roofs | Garden Design And Landscape Architecture Blog – Gardenvisit.com

Sustainable Green Roofs | Garden Design And Landscape Architecture Blog – Gardenvisit.com | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
The Garden and Landscape Guide gives information about gardens open to the public and landscape architecture: design: history, philosophy, styles, tours, hotels, construction, materials, products, tools, ebooks, planting and designers in Europe,...
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Green Roof Blog

Green Roof Blog | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Visit Green Roof Technology's blog for the latest news and happenings in the living wall and eco roof industry.
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Green Roof Benefits

Green Roof Benefits | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities...
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Green roofs save on carbon overheads - environment - 04 October 2009 - New Scientist

Green roofs save on carbon overheads - environment - 04 October 2009 - New Scientist | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Load your roof with vegetation and cut the planet's carbon burden...
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20 Crazy, Creative & Amazing Green Roofs | WebEcoist

20 Crazy, Creative & Amazing Green Roofs | WebEcoist | Eco-friendly roofs:  green, white, and garden | Scoop.it
Green roofs aren't just for standard buildings - they're sprouting up on dog houses, bus shelters, cars, and even people's heads.
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