Energy & Green Tech

Green roofs are worth the cost for urban residents

Plant-covered roofs have become a regular sight in Portland, Oregon. The city is a leader in incorporating green infrastructure for stormwater management, including free street trees, rebates for small residential housing ...

Energy & Green Tech

How does this professor's garden grow? On a Denver rooftop

Colorado State University professor Jennifer Bousselot is growing a garden on top of a building in Denver as part of her ongoing research into "green roofs" and her efforts to educate the public about their many benefits.

Energy & Green Tech

Green roof or solar? It turns out both is best

The benefits of combining solar panel installations with green roofs has been confirmed by new research, which demonstrates significant improvements in energy production, stormwater filtration and most surprisingly, a major ...

Energy & Green Tech

Green roofs or green buildings?

Imagine flying over Denver and spotting a cluster of downtown skyscrapers with vast swaths of green roofs visible at different heights. It would be enchanting, and it would be green—figuratively and literally.

Experiments boost solar power

With global warming an ever-present worry, renewable energy – particularly solar power—is a burgeoning field. Now, two doctoral students in the School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) have demonstrated methods of optimizing ...