Posts Tagged green roof

Rooftop Farming on the Warehouses of North Brooklyn

July 1, 2009
Rooftop Farming on the Warehouses of North Brooklyn

New York Magazine’s Summer Guide is featuring a great piece on a successful rooftop farming venture in Greenpoint: Rooftop Farms got started in December 2008, with Chris and Lisa Goode, who run Goode Green, a green-roof business, with their partner, Amy Trachtman. They approached Gina Argento, who owns several Greenpoint warehouses, with the idea of […]

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NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement

March 13, 2009
NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement

Take Two Last week’s blog entry on the status of the New York City Green Roof Tax Abatement was pulled from the blog on Friday, March 6th when it came to our attention that there were some inaccuracies stated within it. The text where the inaccuracies lay was in the following paragraph: “The initiative is […]

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Money for Green Roofs

June 26, 2008
Money for Green Roofs

State Legislature Passed a Green Roof Property Tax Abatement Good news for those of us who look out on flat black roof tops and shudder with thoughts of their lost potential. On June 24th, Assembly Bill 11226 was passed allowing building owners in New York City who install green roofs on at least 50 percent […]

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Green Roofs a Hit in Britain

January 16, 2007
Green Roofs a Hit in Britain

Forget traditional slates and tiles. Why not cover your roof with living, sprouting flowers instead? The idea may have been around since ancient times — think of the hanging gardens of Babylon — but green roofs are finally becoming mainstream in Britain, the latest manifestation of our growing interest in sustainable, ecological building. Extensive green […]

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