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Green Roofs & Solar Power: A Study in Efficiency

Green roofs may improve the efficiency of solar panels, thereby increasing energy production.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Green Roof Development Soars in Cities

Green roof initiatives are taking foot in many cities around the world, as efforts to stem the effects of climate change rise to global prominence.

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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.

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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.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Green Roof Projects

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.

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Green Roofs Integral to Green Recovery

Green roofs are major components of the nation's mission to achieve a sustainable future, as attention turns toward modeling urban landscapes to be more energy-efficient.

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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.

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Maintaining Green Roof Projects During the Pandemic

Green roofs must be maintained year round, even during such a trying time as a worldwide pandemic, when special care should be taken to ensure irrigation systems are in working order.

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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.

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Winter Wear: Maintaining Your Green Roof in Cold Weather

Green roofs require careful maintenance during winter months, including snow removal, re-caulking damaged seals, cleaning drains and gutters, and more.