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‘Living Roof’ Installed at CA Campus

In Redlands, California, a local university has installed what the local community believes to be the first known green roof on a residence in the area.


St. Louis Passes Solar Roof Mandate

Last month, St. Louis became the latest city to pass green roof legislation—in this case, roofs on new construction must be “solar ready.”


New NYC Green Roof Laws in Full Effect

The New York City Department of Buildings formally announced last month that the city’s new green roof laws took effect Nov. 15.


NYC to Conduct ‘Deep Energy Retrofits’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to conduct deep energy retrofits in nine city facilities, in addition to plans for identifying another 28 facilities for future re...


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


NYC Concert Venue Gets Green Roof

Transformed by architecture firm HLW Architects, concert venue Brooklyn Steel is topped with a green roof innovated prior to the state’s new Climate Mobilization Act, and doubles as an acous...


Office Building to Get Hedge-Covered Facade

Work recently topped out at Düsseldorf, Germany’s Kö-Bogen II office block, a structure that’s slated to be covered with five miles’ worth of hedges.


NYC Passes Green Roof Bill

Last week, the New York City council approved a package of bills and resolutions intended for radical energy efficient improvements.


Smart Surfaces Coalition Launches

Late last week, more than 20 organizations announced the formation of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, a group dedicated to helping cities adopt cost-effective solutions to cut excess heat days...


Tweaks Proposed to CO Green Roof Mandate

During the most recent election cycle, Denver joined San Francisco with strict mandates on the city’s roofs, pushing for more buildings to be outfitted with green roofs in an effort to comba...


Waterproofing Florida's Frost Museum of Science

The $305 million Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science at Miami’s Museum Park features an open-air atrium and, among other wonders, a 550,000-gallon aquarium that stretches three floo...


Living Architecture Tool Now in Pilot Phase

The Green Infrastructure Foundation announced on Monday the release of its new Living Architecture Performance Tool, which it says will aid projects that involve green roofs and walls.


Denver Passes Strict Green Roof Mandate

Voters in Denver passed a measure last week that will give the city the strictest green roof mandate in the country and some officials are saying legal action to combat the vote is still on ...


Spanish Winery Goes Off the Grid

Built in just 15 days, a new winery in Majorca, Spain, is completely self-sustaining.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on the challenges and growth of different architectural coatings and related materials, is now available online.


Firm Designs Housing for Homeless Veterans

Affordable housing developer Skid Row Housing Trust recently teamed up with architectural design firm Brooks + Scarpa (both of Los Angeles) to bring to life a 52-unit development called “The...


Contractor Eyed in Hong Kong Roof Collapse

Contractors and university staff are on the hot seat weeks after a green roof collapsed, injuring three, at City University of Hong Kong.


RCI Names Document Winners, New Board

The professional association for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope consultants has named winners of its annual document competition as well as members of its 2016-17 board of dire...


Roof Coatings Group Reports Success

With 2015 having come to a close, the association that represents roof coatings manufacturers has announced that it achieved five strategic goals and a successful merger with another associa...


Professor Patents Bio-Panel System

Paper, weeds, industrial hemp and discarded forest products are among the waste materials a University of Colorado architecture professor and former graduate student are using to produce bui...


Are ‘Green’ Buzzwords a Buzzkill?

With the construction industry abuzz with jargon that makes consumers think “green,” just how much do Americans really like or understand the words that have become the norm in the building ...


Group Studies Solar House Efficiency

Imagine a house so efficient it can produce 60 percent of its own power and cost its owner nearly nothing out of pocket every year.


Study: White Roofs Keep the Temp Down

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology have discovered that a certain reflective, white coating can decrease a building’s inside temperature when it’s applied to the roof.


Worker Killed on Arena Roof Project

Authorities are investigating the death of a New York construction worker who was crushed by steel beams Tuesday (Feb. 24) while installing a green roof at the Barclays Center Arena in Brook...


$9M Slated for Commercial Energy Work

Energy-efficiency efforts that can be scaled up for widespread adoption in commercial buildings may now be eligible for millions of dollars in federal backing.


Vegetative Roof Options Grow

Firestone Building Products Co. has expanded its vegetative roof system offerings to give architects a wider range of design possibilities.


Sounding a Smart Note in Cincy

CINCINNATI—Attention, architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors who do stupid things: Stay away from Joe Lstiburek. That goes double for the buildings you design and construct. Espec...


Study: White Roof Beats Green, Black

When it comes to roofing types, white wins. White roofs are more cost-effective over a 50-year period than green (vegetated) or black roofs, according to a new study.


Scores Perish in Supermarket Collapse

At least 50 people were confirmed dead and hundreds were trapped when the roof of a crowded supermarket collapsed during the afternoon rush hour in the Latvian capital of Riga.


Nature’s Novelties: Top 10 Building Materials

Insulation made from fungus and sheep’s wool, toxin-trapping drywall, bacteria-boosted bricks and other novel building materials are the new Top 10 finalists of the first-ever Cradle to Crad...


 
 
   

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