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A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

Reader Profile: Steven Peck

Reader Profile: Steven Peck

For Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, “It’s clear we can do better in terms of how we develop buildings and cities. We can make them healthier places for ourselves and to support other forms of life in biodiversity. Green roofs in particular are unparalleled in the scope and scale

StormCon Program

StormCon Program

StormCon 2017, the Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, will take place August 27–31 in Bellevue, WA, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference features more than 130 presentations in six conference tracks, plus panel discussions and a tour of local stormwater facilities.
The schedule of presentations

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and municipalities have begun promulgating laws concerning how rainwater may (or may not)

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SUTTER EQUIPMENT COMPANY
The SUTTER 500 and SUTTER 300 trail dozers are designed for trail construction and maintenance, public works, fire breaks, timber thinning, contractors, ranchers, and residential. Build approximately 1,000 feet per hour of 3- to 4-foot-wide trails with the SUTTER 500, or under-30-inch-wide single-track trails with the SUTTER 300.

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SILT SOCK
Silt Sock manufactures tube-based products for controlling erosion and reducing sediment. Silt Sock’s products also reduce heavy metals, minerals, and nutrients. These products are known as silt socks, filter socks, or sediment socks. The tubes are filled with properly sized and environmentally sound filter media. This media consists of

Variables for Energy-Efficient Roofs

Variables for Energy-Efficient Roofs

Roof material choice is one area of building envelope design where significant efficiency can be found. Energy-efficient roofs have come a long way in recent years. Cost savings can be realized, and service life can be greatly extended with careful selection of a modern energy efficient roof.

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure

AT PRESENT, 80.7% OF the US population resides in urban areas (US Census Bureau 2012). Increased urbanization (paved areas and buildings) and urban population growth has exerted significant pressure on urban water demand and expansion of urban water infrastructure—i.e., potable water supplies, wastewater treatment and discharge, and urban stormwater runoff

Urban Water Management

Urban Water Management

AT PRESENT, 80.7% OF the US population resides in urban areas (US Census Bureau 2012). Increased urbanization (paved areas and buildings) and urban population growth has exerted significant pressure on urban water demand and expansion of urban water infrastructure—i.e., potable water supplies, wastewater treatment and discharge, and urban stormwater runoff

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

“The Future Looks Smaller”

“The Future Looks Smaller”

As with many other cities that have combined sanitary and storm sewer systems, Chicago has a combined sewer overflow problem, with an average of more than 60 overflows a year. And, as many other cities are doing, it’s turning to green infrastructure to help solve the problem—infiltrating as much water

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