In urban areas, green space can be hard to find. That’s why designers are creating green roofs on top of commercial buildings. These living roofs have been used on top of hospitals, schools, restaurants and office spaces to add beauty while reducing energy-related costs.Read more
APPLETON, Wis. — Construction on the third phase of Affinity Health System’s St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton will be completed by the end of the year and phase four, which includes a four-story inpatient bed tower with all-private rooms, is underway and is scheduled for completion in January 2015.Read more
HERSHEY, Pa. — The new $239 million Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was dedicated on Nov. 13 and will see its first patient in early January.Read more
BOSTON — Lux Research, an independent research and advisory firm specializing in emerging technologies, recently released a report on market trends involving green roofs and walls. The report predicted the market for green roofs and walls would balloon into a $7.7 billion market by the year 2017.Read more
LOS ANGELES — In a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), they have found that installing green roofs and cool roofs in southern California could save consumers more than $211 million in energy bills and reduce emissions equivalent to removing 91,000 cars from the road each year.Read more
A field of green atop a building or home — a relatively new concept in the building trades known as a vegetative, or green roof — is on the rise throughout the United States.
Hospitals Look to Vegetated Roofs to Improve Aesthetics, EfficiencyRead more