Tuesday, July 26, 2011

recess anyone?

Collaboration with tres birds workshop and Super Ordinary Gallery for KEEN footwear creating a vegetated outdoor office. Check out the pics...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Green roof species

A new green roof species have been spotted on a green roof we built in Vail, CO..... Odocoileus hemionus, the Mule Deer

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Green Roof Maintenance course in Denver

I am teaching an "Advanced Green Roof Maintenance Course" June 15, 2011, Denver Botanic Gardens. Come on out a day before the symposium see www.growwest.org

Advanced Green Roof Maintenance is a half-day course created to assist designers, landscape contractors, building owners, facility managers, roofing consultants, roofing contractors, and Green Roof Professionals (GRPs) with an important but often overlooked aspect of green roofs: maintenance. This course examines design phase considerations; best practices for planning, budgeting, and implementing maintenance procedures; and approaches for rehabilitating green roofs that have been subject to maintenance neglect. Learn how to develop maintenance plans, contracts, and inspection reports that work in concert with warranty requirements. Includes a 100-page manual with detailed case studies.

register: http://www.cvent.com/events/advanced-green-roof-maintenance-denver/event-summary-236ef94eb21442c29d3a3f5dcfdfc832.aspx

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Green Roofs at Denver Botanical Gardens

Were getting excited to start covering up all the underlayers at DBG with some beautiful green roof media. We wil be installing the media layers in the new Mordecai Childrens Garden Green Roof. Check it out at http://www.botanicgardens.org/content/mordecai-childrens-garden. The kids are going to love it with the ponds, mountains, and a really cool cave.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Green Roofs and Boulder CO's Climate Smart Loan Program

Green Roofs have been approved as a eligible measure for the Boulder County, CO's Commercial building climate smart loan program. See http://www.bouldercounty.org/bocc/cslp/CSLP_Commercial.html for details. Contact me for a better understanding of what you can do to access some fundings.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Talking Green Roofs at Progreen (http://www.progreenexpo.com/) tomorrow with Leila Tolderlund from University of Colorado-Denver and Gene Pielen from Gulley Greenhouse. Should be fun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

EPA has issued new stormwater guidance

Green Infrastructure and specifically green roofs are recommended practices to help manage stormwater.

Enesta Jones

December 8, 2009

EPA Releases Guidance to Help Federal Facilities Better Manage Stormwater

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued guidance to help federal agencies minimize the impact of federal development projects on nearby water bodies. The guidance is being issued in response to a change in law and an Executive Order signed by President Obama, which calls upon all federal agencies to lead by example to address a wide range of environmental issues, including stormwater runoff.

"EPA is proud to issue this new guidance to help federal facilities reduce stormwater pollution,” said Peter S. Silva, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water. “By taking these steps to create more sustainable facilities, federal agencies can lead by example in reducing impacts in the local watershed.”

EPA worked closely with other federal agencies to develop this document, which provides background information, key definitions, case studies and guidance on meeting the new requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Under the new requirements, federal agencies must minimize stormwater runoff from federal development projects to protect water resources. Federal agencies can comply using a variety of stormwater management practices often referred to as “green infrastructure” or “low impact development” practices, including reducing impervious surfaces, using vegetative practices, using porous pavements and installing green roofs.

EPA is using sustainable techniques for reducing the effects of stormwater runoff at its facilities, such as installing a 3,000 square foot green roof as well as using rain gardens and cisterns to capture and reuse stormwater.

Stormwater runoff in urban and suburban areas is one of the leading sources of water pollution in the United States. Runoff can cause increased flooding and erosion and more pollution to surface waters.

More information on the guidance: http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/lid/section438/
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