Green Roofs, Walls, & Bioswales

Plants can be very beneficial as we all know. Green roofs retain storm water, insulate the roof membrane from heat gain, and protect it from ultraviolet degradation to lengthen its’ useful life.  Not to mention a pleasant view…. Green walls are an emerging industry and can be installed indoors and outside using different technologies.  Bioswales are a pleasant tool of Low Impact Development to retain and remove pollution from storm water that can range in scale  from acreage down to your yard. 

Water Concerns in 2016

Water is becoming more worrisome it seems, both nationally and globally. How do we make it sustainable here in Houston? 

This session features three different viewpoints of the water cycle as it impacts green buildings in the municipal context.