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Businesses turning to green infrastructure to craft a green brand

Businesses turning to green infrastructure to craft a green brand by Leeza McKeown May 25, 2017 “Going green” is no longer a fringe social movement. It is increasingly becoming core to the operational and brand strategy for successful businesses. Sustainability as a customer preference Customer preferences are trending toward purchasing from environmentally conscious companies. In particular, shoppers [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Commercial|0 Comments

Green Roofs, The Urban Habitat Oasis for Birds

Green Roofs, The Urban Habitat Oasis for Birds by Leeza McKeown & Alan Burchell - green roof habitat for birds April 27 2017 The crowded, concrete streets and sidewalks of New York City aren’t normally thought of as suitable habitats for thriving bird populations (well, except maybe pigeons). Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, NYC. Photo: Don Riepe [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|green roofs, Landscapes|0 Comments

Living walls: the interior design trend that makes you happier, healthier, and, yes, even smarter!

by leeza mckeown & alan burchell living green wall april 10 2017 The hot trend of installing living walls (aka: vertical gardens, green walls, plant walls, or live walls) in our homes, offices, schools and restaurants is sweeping like wildfire across cities the world over, and at the outset, it’s pretty easy to see why: they [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Commercial, Interiors, living walls, Residential, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intro to Green Roofs, Part 3 of 3: Types and Layers

by alan burchell & rubyana lyon green roof mar 3 2017 Types of Green Roofs Each green roof is unique, as their designs and performance vary by region, climate,  and building type and use.  Simpler, shallower, cheaper green roofs with limited variety of plants are called ‘extensive green roofs.’ These systems are easy to install, require little to [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Commercial, green roofs, Landscapes, Residential|1 Comment

Intro to Green Roofs, Part 2 of 3: The Benefits for Building Owners, Occupants and Everyone Else

by alan burchell & rubyana lyon green roofs feb 28 2017 A future blog series will deep dive into the details of each green roof benefit, but for now, here is a brief run down grouped into two categories: Private benefits (enjoyed by building owners and occupants) and Public benefits (how green roofs benefit their local economy, [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Commercial, green roofs, Landscapes, Residential|1 Comment

Intro to Green Roofs, Part 1 of 3: What is a Green Roof, and Why do I Need one?

by alan burchell & rubyana lyon   green roof feb 26 2017 The History of the Green Roof Image: Vincent Callebaut Amongst the memes and cat pics on your social media feeds, you may have also seen pictures of futuristic or fantastical looking buildings utterly wrapped in greenery and topped with a green roof.  Such [...]

By |February 26th, 2017|Commercial, green roofs, Landscapes, Residential|0 Comments

10 Green Inspirational Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

by briana zagami (@bzagam) & alan burchell september 2 2016 The green scene on instagram is certainly something to follow. Instagram users are taking over the gram and sharing their own lifestyle tips on how to live sustainably. From food, travel, beauty and charity, these are our favorite accounts that are making a difference in the photographical [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

France’s Famous Eco-Roof Law – Too Green to be True?

by ruby lyon & alan burchell february 29 2016 In early 2015, the online community was enamoured by a new law that supposedly mandated commercial development projects in France to be partially covered by plants or solar panels. One article from The Guardian posted March 2015, “France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|green roofs, solar|8 Comments

urbanstrong sponsoring NYC/SBA presentation on The WELL Building Standard & The 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design

this friday evening, urbanstrong will be sponsoring and evening of lectures, networking and refreshments. Designing Buildings for Health and Wellness: The WELL Building Standard Jessica Rose Cooper, Executive Director, Project Management and Director of Sustainability, Delos Living LLC and 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design - Improving Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment Jonce Walker, [...]

By |October 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alan of urbanstrong to moderate NYC AgTech Demo Night

this wednesday night, alan burchell of urbanstrong will be moderating AgTech Demo Night, an evening of high tech product demonstrations from the urban farming industry.  alan will MC the demonstrations and host a panel discussion about the current state (and future predictions) of urban farming in the new york city area and beyond. NYC AgTech [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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