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Our thoughts and passions on green roof and landscaping industries.

Harvest and Reuse of Rainwater from Green Roofs

Rainwater harvesting represents an alternative water supply that captures and stores rainwater for later use. The harvesting of rainwater is as simple as collecting water from surfaces on which rain falls, and subsequently storing this water for later use. Normally, water is ...

CAD Designs for Urbanscape Landscaping system available now!

CAD (Computer Aided Design) is a combination of hardware and software computer technology that enables designers (architects, engineers, etc.) to replace manual drafting with the precision of a digital process capable of creating 2D and 3D models, drawings and plans.

Different Green Roofs for different local needs and environments

We have been talking on many of our blogs about the real performance of green roofs, in terms of improved energy efficiency, better storm-water management, lower heat-island effects and more – because it’s all about achieving good environment performance. However, this time we ...

Indoor / Vertical farming: More yield in small spaces and much more…

The beginning… The first known sketch of vertical farms, from Rem Koolhaas in 1909 was presented in his book Delirious New York. In it he talked about the skyscraper “as Utopian device for the production of unlimited numbers of virgin sites on a metropolitan location.” Shortly ...

Vertical farming – A solution to the growing demand for food?

But first a few words on the history of vertical farming... Before Gilbert Ellis Bailey, PhD invented the phrase “vertical farming” people lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. Actually, it all started with hanging gardens of Babylon. In ancient Rome in the year ...

4 measures to consider when designing fire-safe Green Roofs

Some 40 years ago the first truly extensive green roofs were built in Germany. Since then, green roofs have become a common addition to buildings. At the same time, this development has led to a more critical approach to fire safety. Related requirements are becoming ...

Could green roofs help curb city winter air pollution crisis?

Paris is constantly entering into its emergency measures as the city struggles with exceptionally high air pollution levels. Controls on vehicles, free public transport and advice to limit intense sports and avoid large traffic sites at time of high circulation are just some of ...

Wind up-lift and wind resistance of Green Roofs

Many studies have been made and published related to wind resistance of Green Roofs, but in reality there is still a lack of consensus in the international green roofing / building industry on what kind of testing and certification would be most appropriate and representative of ...

Management of rainwater with Green Roofs

  In the majority of developed cities, Green Roofs make up about 40–50% of regulated urban surfaces. The quantity of rainwater from these roofs makes a significant contribution to the total volume of water that is channelled into the sewage network. This is the very reason ...

Grow bacteria for a clean environment, or how the right landscaping solutions can help

Bioremediation – are you familiar with the process? Bioremediation is a waste management technique that involves using organisms to remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. Bioremediation is a treatment that uses naturally occurring organisms to break down ...
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