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Good News: Green Roofs Suck CO2

Good News: Green Roofs Suck CO2

There is a lot to like about green roofs; they help keep cities cool, create habitat for birds and insects, provide wonderful amenities and just look so good on google earth. But do they actually sequester any CO2? Of course, any green plant does, but there isn’t much to a green roof. Is there enough [...]

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Green Roofs + Green Belts = Greenwash

Green Roofs + Green Belts = Greenwash

Green roofs are such lovely things. Not only are they pretty and good for the environment, but they let architects do things that they would never have been able to do before, like build in parks and protected lands such as green belts. Patrick Reardon of ReardonSmith Architects describes a proposed 200 room underground hotel at [...]

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5 ways to go green at the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale

5 ways to go green at the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale

1. Greening upwards РCheck out the Green Panel System, a new technology by local design firm Strongly that enables the construction of vertical gardens, perfect for a high-rise city like Hong Kong. 2. Get your hands dirty Рby learning how to grow your own organic vegetables with the Kadoorie Farm, which is offering free [...]

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