July is Smart Irrigation Month: Here's How You Can Support Water Conservation

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It’s that time of year again — Smart Irrigation Month!

Each July, we take time to spread awareness about smart irrigation and its benefits. We know what you’re thinking… We already have smartphones, smartwatches, robot vacuums that clean by themselves, and now there’s smart irrigation? What could possibly come next? 

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Topics: Stormwater Management

A Quick-Step Guide to Stewardship for Your Untended Green Roof

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Green roofs are beautiful, but will they always stay that way?

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Topics: Stewardship

The Top 4 Questions for Green Roof Stewardship to Maximize ROI

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While a green roof is just as alive and natural as a garden growing on the ground, the green roof is going to need some extra tender loving care. If you were told to live 500 feet up in the air through high winds and dramatic weather changes, wouldn’t you need a little more attention too? We think so!

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Topics: Stewardship

Are Green Roofs the Key to Employee Happiness?

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It’s no secret — the pandemic compromised nearly everyone’s mental health.Collectively, the world went through a massive change so it’s totally normal to be worried and stressed (we’d be surprised if you weren’t).

But life will never be as it was before the pandemic. As employees head back into the office and regain a bit of normalcy into their lives, it’s critical that leaders prioritize mental health. 

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Topics: Green Roofs

Biophilia in the Workplace: Promoting Employee Wellness Post-COVID

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The pandemic forever changed the way employees think about the workplace.

Honestly, would you rather work from your couch in pajamas all day or sit through another 4-hour PowerPoint presentation? It’s safe to say we’d all pick the former! But on a serious note, COVID placed an important spotlight on employee health and wellness. Now, as people return to their offices, their expectations are heightened. Employers are now looking into redesigning the office space to encourage and foster employee productivity, wellness, and satisfaction. But in order to do so, business leaders need to prioritize health and wellness throughout the workplace.

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Topics: Green Roofs

Turning Your Roof Top Irrigation On? How to Handle Dysfunction

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When springtime sun and warmer weather hits, you know it’s time to give your roof top a little love. And that often starts with assessing your irrigation system. Super exciting, right? We know. While most find this topic less than enthralling, we thrive on the challenges we often meet this time of year. 

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Topics: Green Roofs

How Regular Stewardship Revived a Failing Green Roof

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With the right care, even a green roof in steep decline can be pulled back from the edge. That’s what happened with this beauty 10 years ago.

 

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Topics: Green Roofs, Stewardship

Three Signs Your Green Roof is Healthy

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We often talk about how green roofs are different from landscapes on the ground, and never is that more obvious than in the spring. Luckily, there are some signs to look for to ensure your green roof health is optimized and thriving for the upcoming growing season.

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Topics: Green Roofs, Stewardship

Who's Doing Good in Our Corner of the World? SPOTLIGHT on the ELPC

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We recently got an introduction to the complex problems surrounding environmental equity. The very real connection between racial inequality and climate change is serious and the everyday problems people in our own communities are facing because of environmental inequalities are pervasive and persistent.

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Topics: Green Infrastructure

Spring is Coming! 3 Things to Keep Your Green Roof Thriving

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After a wet, cold winter, there is a glimmer of warmth on our horizon. With spring around the corner, it’s important to remember that a green roof has a different rhythm and maintenance cycle than landscapes on the ground. With that in mind, here are three things you can do to keep your green roof thriving this spring.  

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Topics: Green Roofs, Stewardship