Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition

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An entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition, Ecohabit is a project of a cross-disciplinary group of sixty Stevens Institute of Technology students with expertise it the areas of engineering, design, computer science, and the technological aspects of business, visual arts, and music.

The Stevens Team, only one of twenty that were selected to compete in this year’s Solar Decathlon, states that its mission is to create an innovative home that utilizes green technology to revolutionize renewable energy and sustainable living strategies and practices.

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By |August 20th, 2013|Green Roof|1 Comment

Modern Seaweed House Revives Tradition of Seaweed-Thatched Roofs

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Designed by Danish architect Tegnestuen Vandkunsten for client Realdania Byg, The Modern Seaweed House features the use of seaweed in thatch-like layers on the roof in a manner that has become a disappearing tradition on the Danish island of Læsø, where only twenty such historical houses remain.

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By |August 6th, 2013|Green Roof|0 Comments

San Francisco Exploratorium Shoots for LEED Gold and the World’s Largest Net-Zero Museum

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The historic Exploratorium, a science museum in San Francisco, California, has been working on its $300 million project to relocate from the Palace of Fine Arts to Piers 15 and 17 at the heart of the Bay Area’s waterfront Embarcadero. It is the first major development to be undertaken on the waterfront since the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark was built over a decade ago.

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By |July 29th, 2013|LEED|1 Comment

Xero Flor America Green Roof Named in GreenRoofs.com Project of the Week

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GreenRoofs.com, a website that regularly posts information about new construction and renovation projects that include a green roof or rooftop garden, has featured in their Project of the Week the renovation of the headquarters of Xero Flor America (XFA), the official and exclusive U.S. distributor for the Xero Flor Green Roof System.

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By |July 26th, 2013|Green Roof|2 Comments

Green Roof on Children’s Hospital Contributes to LEED Potential

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Three green roofs can be seen from many of the patients’ rooms at the new Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital that was dedicated last November. A 6,000 square foot terrace green roof, with a deck that is accessible only to patients and families, utilizes the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System, a modular green roof system.

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By |July 24th, 2013|Green Roof|2 Comments

House in the Mountains Features Green Roofs and 2013 AIA Housing Award

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High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the roof planes of this guesthouse are both meadow and super-insulated envelope, blending structure into scenery to be nearly imperceivable from a road above the site while preserving the view from the main house.

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By |July 15th, 2013|Green Roof|0 Comments