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2014-08-05 23:08:45

Vegetal i.D. has announced a collaboration between the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Fund For Lake Michigan, The Water Council, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Whitewater to closely monitor the performance of a new stormwater management solution. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Vegetal i.D. has announced a collaboration between the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Fund For Lake Michigan, The Water Council, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Whitewater to closely monitor...

2014-07-28 23:07:33

The University of Iowa has its first green roof growing on the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. Iowa City, IA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB) is the site of the very first green roof on the campus of the University of Iowa. In addition to providing many environmental benefits, the green roof will give building occupants a gorgeous view. It features five unique sedum mixtures with a variety of perennial plants including Black-eyed Susan,...

2014-07-09 23:09:05

New Living Wall at The Rapid Central Station Restores Green Space Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 People waiting to catch a ride at Rapid Central Station will now enjoy one of the area’s largest outdoor living walls. The 500 square foot planted wall was completed last week by a joint effort between LiveWall LLC and Summit Landscape Management of Grand Rapids. The green wall took approximately four days to install and plant with a selection of colorful, cold-hardy...

2014-06-12 16:22:21

BALTIMORE, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you want to change the world -- as the old adage goes -- the best place to start is your own backyard. Octogenarian Dr. Michael Beer, the former chair of the Jones Falls Watershed Association (now, Blue Water Baltimore) and now resident of Roland Park Place (RPP) did exactly that when he successfully campaigned for the installation of a green roof at the only not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Baltimore...

Architect Reveals 'Green Roofs' Need Not Go To Great Depths To Work
2014-06-10 03:15:13

Virginia Tech Architectural researcher to tell global conferees how 'living roofs' help build better cities Hot town, summer in the city — it's nothing new, but ways to handle the heat, humidity, and stormwater haven't changed much since the invention of the sewer system. One solution offered by architectural researchers is known as a "green roof" — a roof covered in living, growing plants to soften the effects of heat, flooding, noise, and stormwater runoff. Elizabeth J....

2014-04-16 23:09:04

RoofPoint Excellence In Design awards distinguish best in design and installation of long lasting, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly roofing systems. Canton, MA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Sika Corporation roofing membranes were installed on five out of eight RoofPoint™ Excellence in Design Award winning buildings for 2013. RoofPoint is the voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed industry-wide by The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to recognize...

Reducing Warming Caused By Urban Expansion
2014-03-12 13:16:04

Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation Punxsutawney Phil's Groundhog Day prediction may have called for six more weeks of winter, but the first day of spring is now around the corner. After a long season of snow and ice across the US and around the world, warmer weather will likely be greeted with open arms. In a hotter world, however, the bloom may quickly be off the rose. Cities: The new deserts? When we think about the most sizzling locations on the planet, we often...

2014-02-28 23:25:40

Winners of the annual Contractor Project of the Year competition were announced today by Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. Canton, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Winners of the annual Contractor Project of the Year competition were announced today by Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes. A winner and two finalists were recognized for outstanding workmanship in four categories: Low Slope,...

2014-02-21 16:23:40

DUBLIN, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lfwg2s/green_building ) has announced the addition of the "Green Building Materials Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lfwg2s/green_building ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Green building technology is used to...

Research Reveals Give And Take Of Urban Temperature Mitigating Technologies
2014-02-10 12:14:36

Arizona State University Life in a warming world is going to require human ingenuity to adapt to the new realities of Earth. Greenhouse-gas induced warming and megapolitan expansion are both significant drivers of our warming planet. Researchers are now assessing adaptation technologies that could help us acclimate to these changing realities. But how well these adaptation technologies – such as cool roofs, green roofs and hybrids of the two – perform year round and how this...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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