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 [...]

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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|3 Comments

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 [...]

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