Gaining Ground on Air and Water Quality Improvements

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Air and water quality are important aspects of both our environmental and our personal health. In the United States alone, poor air causes an estimated 60,000 deaths per year, while water pollution continues to be a significant and costly problem for communities like Flint, Michigan. Awareness of the importance of air and water quality has […]

Greening Your Roofs

Green roofs are emerging technologies that can provide a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits to communities interested in enhancement of their environment. Green roof development involves the construction of a vegetative layer on top of a human-made structure or building adding green spaces to areas that would otherwise be unused.  The major benefits […]

Green Roofs – Catalyst for Sustainable Urbanism

Green roofs can provide a wide range of benefits to urban communities interested in enhancement and protection of their environment. Some of the most important merits of green roofs are reduction in energy use, decrease in air pollution, improved water quality, enhanced stormwater management and decreasing heat island effect. Stormwater Management According to a USEPA study, […]