TAG: green roof

Water World: On the grid

June 3, 2019By
Photo: The Fransen Group

Alex Fransen shares details of the drip-on-grid irrigation system for the green roof at the University of Louisville’s Novak Center for Children’s Health. read more

SITES certifies four new properties

August 12, 2014By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington, a mixed-use development in Northern California, a historic Civil War era preserve in New York and the headquarters of an architecture firm in Georgia. The four projects join 30 others certified by the SITES program. A collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects,... read more

Will this be the greenest building on the greenest site in the U.S.?

April 18, 2011By

The $7.8 million, 24,350-sq.-ft. Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, PA, will be “one of the greenest buildings in the world,” says Richards V. Piacentini, executive director. It should be complete sometime next year. It will sit on 2.65 acres of property behind the conservatory and serve as the conservatory’s education, research and administration building. It’s the first... read more