Tag Archives: Green Roofs

Revisiting the Insulating Effects of Green Roofs

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Revisiting the Insulating Effects of Green Roofs

The Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, which opened at the Indianapolis Zoo in May 2014 features an 8,000-square foot extensive green roof. Architect: Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf. Photograph by Daniel Overbey. Originally published on June 12, 2019 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. One of the consequences of blogging is the peer review of the internet. I am always happy to take comments. I value the dialogue because of the learning involved and it reaffirms that what I….

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Blue Roofs are Essential to Achieve Zero Rainwater Overflow

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Blue Roofs are Essential to Achieve Zero Rainwater Overflow

Originally published on November 30, 2018 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. In their latest Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave our domestic wastewater infrastructure and average grade of D+ citing 772 communities in the US in which wastewater and stormwater drain into the same treatment system. These combined sewer systems can experience capacity issues following heavy rain events, resulting in overflows containing a combination of stormwater with untreated human and industrial waste, toxic substances, debris, and other….

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