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Charting Our Progress
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
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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Global Networking for Green Roofs
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
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 for Healthy Cities
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
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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Sweet Sedum
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a free community resource for stormwater management.
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