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April showers bring May (and June) flowers... on rooftops! From British Columbia, Canada... (supplied by NATS Nursery) ...to Santiago, Chile... (supplied by VerdeActivo) And many places in between, LiveRoof brand green roofs are sprouting this spring. Check out this selection of posts atop recent living roof installations: [...]
This morning, West Michigan's 13 ON YOUR SIDE Morning Show broadcast live from the new rooftop sculpture garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens (Grand Rapids, Michigan). The new addition to the botanical gardens opened to the public at 9AM on May 17. Update: On May 24, Fox 17 also broadcast [...]
Combining the LiveRoof extensive green roof system with specimen trees and shrubs may present an attractive alternative to traditional intensive green roofs, reducing weight load and both installation and maintenance costs. Green roofs for amenity space are on the rise as building owners capitalize on the many benefits of [...]
A study by Michigan State University confirmed overhead spray irrigation as the most water-efficient method of watering green roof substrates. When compared to drip and subsurface irrigation systems, the overhead spray method fully saturated the soil with the the least amount of runoff and yielded the healthiest plants. Yet, [...]
LiveRoof Ontario’s Kees Govers Receives F. Ross Browne Award from Construction Canada Magazine for Article of the Year.
Construction Canada gives the F. Ross Browne Award for article of the year annually to the author of an exemplary article that appears in their magazine. This year green roof industry professionals Kees Govers of LiveRoof Ontario and Sasha Aquilera were bestowed with this honor for their collaborative effort, [...]
GAF Provides More Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Options for Commercial Roofing Contractors with LiveRoof® Partnership
GAF, North America's Largest Roofing Manufacturer, is proud to announce a new relationship with LiveRoof®, giving commercial roofing contractors the ability to offer more living roofing solutions -- also known as green roofs -- to their customers. Commercial building owners and architects can now benefit from the proven low-slope roofing [...]
Green roof at Nathan Phillip’s Square helps architects earn one of Canada’s most prestigious design awards
Nathan Phillip's Square may be one of the most recognizable green roofs in all of Canada, and it is a key feature of the overall revitalization project for this iconic public space. The design team has already earned numerous awards for their work, and the latest award is one [...]
With a 2650 square foot LiveRoof® Green Roof installed on the Honnen Ice Arena, Colorado College moves closer to its goal of becoming Carbon Neutral by 2020. Colorado College has long-embraced sustainability through a progressive plan of tangible initiatives to address energy consumption, sustainability in the dining halls, water [...]
A 6700 square foot LiveRoof® green roof is being installed on the new Biosciences Building at Central Michigan University, July 22-26. The green roof provides a natural complement to the groundbreaking human and environmental health research conducted by CMU faculty and students. The building is scheduled to be completed [...]
Yesterday, Western Technical College's new green roof was featured on WKBT TV 8. The green roof system features an irrigation system with "smart" controls to help deliver irrigation on an as-needed basis, taking into account weather and soil moisture conditions. The green roof was custom grown by LiveRoof Licensed [...]
The Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA) at Seattle Central College is delivering a smart, new education building to the maritime industry in the Pacific Northwest Region, and it features a 6700 square foot LiveRoof®green roof. The new 24,000 square-foot building is constructed to rigorous sustainability standards, including meeting the City [...]
A new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) elementary school received LEED Gold certification while a revitalized MCPS high school are among the school district’s 12 buildings queued up for LEED certification in the coming months. Both schools are being constructed with a LiveRoof® brand green roof system to filter [...]