Introduction to Living Roofs / Green Roofs – BGTV

February 26, 2011 by  
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In this short video “Building Green” host Kevin Contreras visits the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, and learns about the benefits and basics of construction of living roofs from Steve Windhager, Director of the Center. Visit or call your station for local PBS listings.
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The Largest Green Wall in North America

June 23, 2010 by  
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First it was the introduction of vegetated roof tops. The same technology goes vertical. The Green Living Wall consists of vegetation being applied to extreme slopes or vertical surfaces. Like Green Roofs the Green Living Wall will produce a variety of environmental benefits such as: preventing heat gain by shading and evapotranspiration, (Unlike trellis systems with vines that only produce shading), curbing the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) preventing concrete and granite from acting like charcoal heating the inner city, places to grow produce and food and an inspiring introduction to adding vegetation to an otherwise concrete oasis. It also serves as “Marketing Genius”…

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