Green Roofs Add Color to Cities Nationwide

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.

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St. Elizabeth Enters Final Phase of Major Retrofit

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.

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Research Firm Predicts Growth in Green Roof Market

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.

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Green Roofs Could Help Los Angeles Reduce Energy Costs

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.

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Green Roofs Continue to Flourish

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.  

 
Vegetative roofs represent the best aspects of the green movement, partnering two unlikely elements — the utilitarian workhorse of a building, its roof, with an unexpected oasis of green that can be enjoyed even in the heart of a city.
 
Best of all, vegetative roofs have proven to be attractive and lifestyle enhancing and — when pro

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