29 Aug '16, 6pm

@Ecobldgpulse

@Ecobldgpulse

The American Dream is detailed as having that white picket fence surrounding a lush green lawn with a beautiful and bountiful garden. For urban America, that dream doesn't quite look like that. Instead, urbanites have to come up with innovative ways of attaining those qualities. The recently popular vertical gardens do just that. These vertical gardens provide different layers of soil for roots to grow in and a trellis which the plants can climb up. There is even a vertical garden prototype called growing towers from Rodale Institute. First, a thin layer of cloth or cardboard material is spread on the inside of the tower, which reduces eventual soil loss. Next, the tower is filled with soil laced with compost. Sometimes, an inner core of straw or wood chips reduces weight and soil compaction. Finally, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers are transplanted into the sides o...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/news/vertical-gardens-giv...

Tweets

Green News: SolarCity is Getting Into the Roofing Shingle Business

Green News: SolarCity is Getting Into the Roofi...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 29 Aug '16, 11am

Earlier this summer, Dow Chemical abandoned its building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing shingle business after a r...

#Thermally #modified #wood starts to make an im...

ecobuildingpulse.com 29 Aug '16, 3pm

Although thermally modified decking and siding has been available in Europe for at least two decades, it’s a newcomer to U...

Do you know what is Green Shoe Option?: Recentl...

thefinance.sg 27 Aug '16, 3am

Recently, Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIR Trust) announced that they have obtained up to S$350 Million term loan ...

Joblinks Update: @LiveRoof is looking for a Gre...

greenroofs.com 26 Aug '16, 10pm

LiveRoof is looking for a Green Roof Sales Specialist to be a Chicago-based Salesperson with a penchant for the environmen...

Buildings should be net zero, says architecture dean

Buildings should be net zero, says architecture...

eco-business.com 29 Aug '16, 7am

Buildings are currently one of the world’s biggest energy consumers and emitters of carbon dioxide, a problem the sector i...

Is blue the new green? Or are we just blending our colours for the sake of it

Is blue the new green? Or are we just blending ...

livingroofs.org 29 Aug '16, 11am

I suspect that there is something else going on here. Architects and developers have been unwillingly dragged to the altar...

This massive wind-powered skyscraper would cool...

inhabitat.com 27 Aug '16, 6pm

just unveiled plans for a fantastical Global Cooling Skyscraper that’s designed to fight global warming by cooling the ent...