When Ford knocked on my door to visit their headquarter in January, I hemmed and hawed not because of Ford, but who wants to go to Detroit in January? Can you say bone chilling? (Been there, done that.) But they knew how to get a green building geek girl wobbly at the knees and beg for me. Wave […]
For six years, the roof around my chimney leaked. People must have thought I was having an affair with my roofer since he was at my house so often. No matter what he did, that darn roof leaked. In fact, it got so bad that the leak started to drip through the second floor ceiling. The drywall […]
Live Roof® is a unique green roof concept designed through the eyes of a horticulturist, founder Dave MacKenzie. The Company utilizes a patent pending, hybrid modular system with a optimal plant mix and soil composition. Since every region is different, Live Roof® has partnered with a network of horitculturalists around the US and Canada who […]
What happens if I told you that you would only have to paint your house once in its lifetime? Would you scoff at me and think I was off my rocker? (No comments from the peanut gallery.) Southern based Home Preservation Systems claims that the Extreme Performance Permanent Painting system will guarantee these results. They are so sure […]
The other day I was looking for a product to help a client whose historic building was suffering from increased cooling costs since heat was being retained in its brick facade. I searched to find out how historic buildings were built to combat heat gain problems in the summer since so many older buildings were […]
Photo by Fernando de Sousa. This week we have green news sure to get up going this week. Grab a cup of Joe and start reading. From the demand desk aimed at making telecommuting the norm to BPA in your child’s sealants. Goodbye office, hello ‘desk on demand’ I have been preaching this to any […]
The roof of the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA based in Brooklyn got the royal white treatment today when volunteers from Con-Edison, the Met, and Y members painted the roof with a reflective white membrane paint. (Watch the above video.) The Y was part of Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Service program to cool rooftops by painting them with reflective white membrane […]
Welcome guest poster, Marcy Tate. Metal roofing is one of the greenest roofing choices available in the US. Metal roofing is becoming more popular as more homeowners realize the amazing energy-saving benefits they can provide. Additionally, metal roofing is more accessible than it used to be as more homeowners are demanding this eco-friendly roofing choice.