Custom Green Roofs Key to Combating Urban Heat Island
Green roofs are critical to combating the urban heat island effect, but they require custom designs to thrive. The New York City mayoral election may ultimately determine their proliferation in the metropolitan area.
Green Roofs & Public Schools: A Post-COVID-19 Recovery Plan for NYC
Proposed legislation allocates funds for installing green roofs on public schools, which could be especially beneficial for New York sustainability efforts and educational opportunities following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Quantifying the Effectiveness of Green Roofs in Urban Markets
While some property owners have voiced concerns about implementing green roofs, their overall effectiveness and profitability should ultimately outweigh drawbacks as long as steps are taken to maximize potential benefits.
Climate Savings Outweighs Cost Factor in Green New Deal
The building requirements put forth by New York City Local Law 97 have ignited a heated debate between those proponents of sustainable solutions and NYC real estate developers concerned about the costs associated with implementing them.
Green Roofs & Grants: NYC Climate Mobilization in Action
The recent passage of the Climate Mobilization Act has set in motion a wave of eco-friendly initiatives designed to reduce New York City's carbon footprint by incentivizing the widespread implementation of green roofs.
Green roof projects have begun to get back underway, following a pause in new construction and development during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, as urban development continues to look to natural solutions for the future.
Pollinator Problems: Murder Hornets' Effect on Bees
Recent sightings of Asian giant hornets, aka ‘murder hornets,’ in the Pacific Northwest have led to renewed concerns about the decline of the honey bee population and viable pollinators for flowering plants and crops in the United States.
Green Roofs in Action: Spotlight on The Visionaire
Long Island Compost has designed custom soil mixes for numerous municipal and green roof projects in the Long Island and New York City area, among these, The Visionaire in Battery Park City—the first LEED Platinum-certified apartment building in The Big Apple.