• Calamos Investments / Naperville, Ill.

    Calamos Investments chose a green roof to replace the ballast-covered roof area surrounding its tenth-floor rooftop patio.

  • Pacific Garden Mission / Chicago

    As part of the largest continuously operating homeless shelter in the U.S., the 16,000-square-foot (1486-m2) green-roof system incorporates a solar-reflective membrane and vegetated grids.

  • Grohmann Museum / Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Six sculptures sit amid this 10,000-square-foot (929-m2) vegetated roof that features sod rather than typical green-roof sedum.

  • Albany Park Middle School / Chicago

    A 4,000-square-foot (372-m2) green roof covers a portion of the nearly 43,000-square-foot (3995-m2) roof over the school.

  • American University Media Production Center / Washington, D.C.

    When designing the 880-square-foot (82-m2) roof, David Fyffe, P.E., a principal at Seal Engineering Inc., wanted to prove the desirability of installing a green roof as a retrofit.

  • Gannett Flemming Inc. / Camp Hill, PA.

    Completed in August 2007, this extensive 4-inch (102-mm) vegetated roof spans approximately 1,400 square feet (130 m2).

  • World Trade Center West Podium/Boston

    At 15,000 square feet (1394 m2), this extensive green roof is an unirrigated 5-inch- (127-mm-) deep dual-media assembly.

  • William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum / Little Rock, Ark.

    The vegetated roof is divided into north and south sections.

  • The Bronx Green Roof Demonstration Project/New York

    This 10,000-square-foot (929-m2) extensive green roof features monitoring equipment that measures its performance.

  • The Court at Upper Providence Shopping Mall / Royersford, PA.

    Developers and local officials aimed to improve rather than burden the community with this 400,000-square-foot (37160-m2) shopping center.

  • Kitchener Huron Natural Park, Kitchener/Ontario, Canada

    The 1,500-square-foot (139-m2) roof’s vegetation consists of 90 percent sedums (eight varieties) and 10 percent mixed perennials.

  • Stoffer Hall, Washburn University/Topeka, Kan

    Administrators at Washburn University were attracted to vegetated roofing when considering a new roofing solution to top 7,000 square feet (650 m2) of a 15,000-square-foot (1394-m2) addition to Stoffer Hall, the university’s science center.

  • Social Security Administration/Birmingham, Ala.

    Three types of roof systems make this project one of the largest roofs in the Southeast.

  • U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters/Suitland MD

    Designed and built to provide a world-class workplace for 6,000 employees, the Census Bureau’s design features sweeping curves and glass cladding with vertical wooden louvers.

  • The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone

    What makes a good decorative stone? How does one determine what kind is appropriate for a specific use?

  • Brise Soleil Product Line

    Hydro Building Systems’ Brise Soleil product line incorporates thin-film flexible solar modules manufactured by Ascent Solar.

  • Thermal Barrier

    Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ 7250i-UW Series unitized curtainwall system features a polyamide nylon structural thermal barrier.

  • Architectural Glass

    Industries has combined the solar control of Solarban 80 low-emissivity glass with its new blue-green Optiblue glass.

  • Countertops

    A contoured edge profile from VT Industries provides postformed laminate countertops—prefabricated countertops with one to three bends in the laminate—with the look and feel of granite, natural stone or solid surface at a fraction of the cost.

  • Solar Water Heaters

    Heat Transfer has introduced a line of solar water heaters for all solar thermal applications.

  • Green XLamp XR-E LEDs

    Green XLamp XR-E LEDs from Cree Inc. are 70 percent brighter than the company’s previous green power LEDs.

  • Tensotherm

    Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp. have released Tensotherm, a composite roof system that offers the grace and flexibility of tensile roofing fabrics with the added benefits of an insulation layer.

  • Countertops And Sinks

    New River Concrete Countertops and Sinks are made of sand and gravel from the New River, which runs through North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

  • Western Red Cedar Shingles

    Cedar Valley Manufacturing has introduced the 7 1/8-inch (181-mm) exposure to its coastal line of shingle panels that are handcrafted with 1/2-inch- (13-mm-) thick butt-mixed grain Western Red Cedar shingles.

  • Hands Free Urinal

    With hands-free operation, Zurn’s Z5798 ultra-low-consumption urinal system can accommodate 200,000 flush cycles.

  • Zero-To-10-Volt Daylight Dimmer

    Solatube International Inc.’s Zero-to-10-volt Daylight Dimmer provides scene control and time-clock based functionality.

  • The Series 526 Thermal Impact Storefront

    The Series 526 Thermal Impact Storefront from EFCO accommodates 1 5/16-inch (33-mm) insulating glass units for enhanced U-values and impact resistance.

  • Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge

    While searching for middens and cave paintings in the 1940s, anthropologists discovered early Alaskans seasonally camped in Sadie Cove in Homer, Alaska. Today, the Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge preserves that link to the region’s history while maintaining the peaceful atmosphere of the rugged...

  • Lofty Goal

    The live/work spaces at Florence Lofts in Sebastopol, Calif., encourages residents to live more compact, sustainable lifestyles.

  • Keeping Tiles Green

    To ensure ceramic tile truly is green, you must be aware of installation processes.

  • Innovations

    These products will help achieve sustainability.

  • Going For Platinum

    To help solve LEED-cost issues, MHTN Architects Inc., Salt Lake City, developed a cost-estimating tool.

  • Eat, Drink and be Green

    Eat, drink and be green while reaffirming bonds with the Earth and with friends.

  • Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden

    More than 800 free-flying tropical and native butterflies dart about the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, Rochester, N.Y. Part of the Strong National Museum of Play’s $37 million expansion, the garden’s unique roof spans are reminiscent of butterflies’ graceful wings, making the facility itself an...

  • Cutting Edge

    South Korea's Songdo International Business District sets a trend toward sustainable urban developments.

  • Cultivating Knowledge

    A designation for green-roof professionals is underway.

  • Best Intentions

    The original vegetated roof on the M Financial Building in Portland, Ore., never lived up to expectations.

  • Assessing Impact

    The Merrickville, Ontario, Canada-based Athena Institute's EcoCalculator makes life-cycle assessment available to everyone.

  • A Rare Blend

    Sustainability is woven into the Red Stag Supper Club, Minneapolis, so well its patrons may not notice the conservation measures.

  • Springing from the Earth

    By using simple, natural materials and blurring the lines between indoors and out, the Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wash., connects wine enthusiasts to nature.