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Green Roofs Keep Getting Better

Posted by: Frank Sherman

There are a lot of good reasons for installing green roofs – or more specifically vegetated green roofs. High up on the list is stormwater management. A green roof will absorb rainwater as it falls, storing some in the soil or in the plants themselves, then slowly releases the balance. This is an excellent stormwater management strategy that reduces quantity and improves the quality of stormwater runoff. Continue Reading

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Water Efficiency Makes a Difference

Posted by: Frank Sherman

Water efficiency has been a focus category in LEED since its introduction in 2000. More specifically, LEED has advocated for reduction in potable water use in the operation of buildings and the maintenance of building landscape. With the introduction of LEED V4 the rating system has increased its emphasis on indoor water use efficiency. Continue Reading

Is the USGBC Heading Down the Wrong Road?

Posted by: Frank Sherman

In what may prove to be a public relations nightmare for the Council, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced four days after the close of its annual Greenbuild Conference that it has extended the date for registering projects under the older LEED 2009 rating system until October 31st 2016. Continue Reading