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Philly’s 21st Century Green Initiative to Solve its Aging Stormwater Puzzle

Rather than embarking on a near-$10 billion, 25-year overhaul of its 18th-century stormwater infrastructure, Philadelphia has opted for a more prosaic, street-level approach. The city is developing a series of rain gardens, wetlands and other innovative ideas to catch stormwater.
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Simple Ways of Turning your Roof into a Model of Green Living

Many people start on renovating the roof when they want to reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably.Not only will you be doing Mother Nature a favour with your eco- friendly roof, you’re...
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The Most Energy Efficient Roofing Materials to Save You Money

Roofs are an important factor to consider when trying to build an energy efficient house. While a roof is primarily intended to protect the house from outside elements like wind, rain, snow, and pollution, the...
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Green roofs aren’t just for buildings… Now they’re for buses too

Green roofs are one of the latest trends in sustainable building, and for good reason: they substantially improve energy efficiency (they can reduce heat loss by 34% in the winter lower heat gain in the...
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Cooling Your Home… Passively

Hats, fans, sprinklers, and pools. We all look for ways to keep cool in the summer, so why not do the same for your home? Typically we crank the AC or plug in a...
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The Case for Green Roofs

More and more businesses, apartment owners, and homeowners are looking to create green spaces throughout their properties, including on their roof. There are many reasons why owners are regarding this as a good long-term...
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5 Super Eco Rooftops in the USA

As we move further into the early years of the 21st century, there is a growing consciousness of the need to create more sustainable systems to maintain our society. Natural resources have for too...
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Build Your Own Green Roof

A green roof is a roof which can either be partially or fully covered by plants. It generally constitutes a waterproof covering where vegetation is planted over. The green roof is different from a...
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3 Home Updates for Those with a Green Heart

Individuals today have many options available to them when trying to live more sustainably or more environmentally friendly. For those individuals who are also fortunate enough to own their home, pursuing some of these...
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Prague’s newest eco building and its impressive green roof

If you've ever wanted to live by the hillside, but can't give up the luxuries of city life -- then a housing complex in Prague may be just the ticket.A team of architects have...