Green Roofs Around the World: Utilization Across Different Industries

Introduction Although green roofs have been proven to have various environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits, their features and uses are still somewhat unknown to many North American building owners. For this reason, the vast majority of roofs across the US still currently lack this plant-based technology. However, many industries are slowly but surely installing green [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Commercial, green roofs, solar, solar green roofs|0 Comments

Integrated Solar Green Roofs are for the Greedy

by Alan Burchell and Jessica Greenspan Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and green rooftop gardens are two environmentally-friendly technologies that have experienced a steady rise in popularity in recent years. A common misconception is that they are mutually exclusive concepts, competitors for both rooftop space and photons. However, with Urbanstrong's Solar Green Roofs, not only [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|green roofs, solar, solar green roofs|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|6 Comments