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Charting Our Progress
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Although limited in scope, a recent boom in green-roof construction demonstrates the pressing need for more. While Chicago and Washington, D.C., lead the way in planting green roofs, broad swaths of the country remain gray. Why the hesitation? In cities withou...
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City Hall Rooftop Garden-Chicago
Type: Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: The City of Chicago has done a lot for urban gardening, especially green roofs. This site is a portal to information on the City Hall Rooftop Garden and includes information about the gardening, monitoring the garden's benefits, the construction and design and...
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Environmental Building News
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - Database - List - Web site
Summary: A well-organized web site, Building Green.Com offers information on a variety of "green" topics including policies, processes, siting and water, energy, materials and indoor and outdoor designs. A calendar of events that support these topics identifies confer...
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Global Networking for Green Roofs
Type: Article/Report - Research - Web site - Workshops
Summary: Green Roofs have become a very important component of sustainable urban development within the last 30 years. Growing environmental awareness and the striking economical and ecological advantages are the driving forces for this great success. At present, Green...
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Green Roof Plants
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Emory Knoll Farms is dedicated to sustainable design and has instituted several sustainable design features into its operation. For example, solar power pumps all the water used in the greenhouse and photovoltaic cells supply most of our electrical needs. Thei...
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Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass

ISBN 10:0-88192-787-2

Non-fiction, handbook This provides a practical, indispensable reference guide for anyone involved in developing a Green Roof garden. Anyone includes archite...

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Green Roof Research Program at Michigan State University
Type: Research - Web site
Summary: What is a green roof, what are the benefits, what is the research currently underway at Michigan State University along with photograps and other resources. There is even an example of a green roof on a doghouse and garden shed.
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Green Roofs
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Another alternative to traditional roofing materials is a rooftop garden, or "green roof." On hot summer days, the surface temperature of a vegetated rooftop can be cooler than the air temperature, whereas the surface of a traditional rooftop can be up to 90°F...
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Green Roofs (and Plant Suggestions)
Type: Case Study - List - Web site
Summary: Bluestem Nursery provides valuable information on design of Green Roofs and plant selections for Green Roofs.
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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' mission is to develop a multi-million dollar market for green roof infrastructure products and services in cities across North America in order to take full advantage of the multiple benefits of these proven technologies.GRHCC p...
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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure across North America and rapidly advance the development of the market for green roof products and services. A...
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Introduction to Green Roofing
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: Green roofs, also called "vegetated roof covers," "living roofs," or "eco-roofs," are thin layers of living plants that are installed on top of conventional roofs. Properly designed, they are stable, living ecosystems that replicate many of the processes found...
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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Type: Case Study
Summary: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago was the winner of the First Naitonal Green Roof Infrastructure Conference Award for a retrofitted intensive green roof. This 2,000 square foot roof is a savannah and meadow combination roofmeadow landscape.
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Sweet Sedum
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Green-roof technology now offers a host of options--from the humble patch of grass to sophisticated feats of structural engineering. This article provides a look at five different Green Roof projects.
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The Green Roof Stormwater Management Tool
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a free community resource for stormwater management.
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Westwood Nature Center Roofmeadow
Type: Case Study
Summary: A flower carpet roofmeadow was installed on the Westwood Nature Center in Chagrin, Ohio, in 2002.
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