trees, grass, and bushes on top of a roof building

June 10, 2020 2 minute read

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.

Green roof plant gardens on balcony with couple talking in background

March 11, 2019 4 minute read

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.

Green roof setup on top of building

February 12, 2019 2 minute read

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.

Birds eye view of city buildings at night

December 26, 2018 2 minute read

How Green Roofs Help Conserve Energy During the Winter Months

Green roofs help to conserve substantial energy through natural insulation provided by custom soil mixtures and the plants that thrive in them, reducing heating costs during the winter months.

Close up of bee on flower petal

October 17, 2018 4 minute read

Buzzworthy: How Green Roofs Can Save Bees

Green roofs are an ideal solution to the steadily declining bee population, providing natural habitats replete with colorful flora for these all-important pollinators.

Tree growing on green roof building

April 18, 2018 6 minute read

Battling Climate Change, One Green Roof at a Time

Green roofs utilizing custom-designed soil are effective weapons in the war against climate change, air and water pollution, and escalating energy costs.

Green roof flower bed with plants on green grass

January 02, 2018 3 minute read

NYC Green Roof Design: Getting it Right the First Time

The green roof trend is officially upon us, and there is no shortage of aesthetically beautiful examples popping up around the world.

Rendering of buildings with green roofs

December 12, 2017 2 minute read

What’s Driving the Green Roof Trend?

While green roofs are indeed a more recent trend, the environmental philosophy behind them is by no means a new idea.