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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...

2014-01-24 23:25:11

GSky Plants Systems, Inc. introduces beautiful greenery to Auto West BMW Dealership’s new extended showroom. The 22-ft. high Green Wall provides a fresh backdrop for the display of BMW’s latest eco-friendly electric cars and hybrid vehicles. (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of vertical Green Walls in North America and the Middle East, has designed a beautiful 271 sq. ft Versa Green Wall in the new, extended showroom of Auto West BMW, a...

2013-12-18 23:04:20

Third Edition Garden Roof® Planning Guide Educates New and Veteran Industry Professionals on the Latest Technologies and Assemblies Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 American Hydrotech, Inc., a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products, today released the third edition of the company’s Garden Roof® Planning Guide. This new, complimentary resource empowers both new and veteran architects, landscape architects,...

2013-11-21 23:25:08

Engineered to Last Fifty Years or Longer, LiveRoof Guarantees Module for a Half-Century GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 LiveRoof Global LLC, the horticultural experts in the green roof industry, announced a 50-year module warranty for the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System. The LiveRoof system is the most horticulturally refined and technologically advanced green roof solution designed for long-term performance. “Our customers select materials...

2013-11-14 20:21:26

William McDonough's Breakthrough Project for Ford Continues to Inspire CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2003, William McDonough + Partners designed what was then the largest green roof in the world at the Ford Motor Company's historic River Rouge facility. The ambitious plan involved pioneering strategies and technologies for brownfield redevelopment, sustainable industry, corporate citizenship, and environmental regeneration. This month marks the 10 year...

2013-08-06 14:12:29

Green roofing brings considerable thermal advantages in places with mild winters and hot summers Aitor Erkoreka, a UPV/EHU lecturer and researcher, has shown that green roofs are ideal for places where it is very hot in summer. So, by means of these claddings less air conditioning is needed than with conventional roofs; the same degree of comfort is achieved and therefore energy consumption is reduced. However, a suitable irrigation system is essential to obtain good results. Having...