green • su • late (verb) – to conserve energy, water and resources, clean the air, and make the world cooler and kinder through green infrastructure.

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Greensulate brings green roofs and living walls to cities across North America. Our vegetated roofs and walls clean local air and water, lead to LEED credits and make buildings sustainable. From the New York City skyline to the rooftops, walls and sidewalks of San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, Greensulate has installed hundreds of thousands of square feet of green walls and ecoroofs, saving building owners and taxpayers millions of dollars in energy costs and improving the environment. Greensulate is a leader of integrated design, engineering, installation and maintenance of green walls and all types of green infrastructure solutions for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets.


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Greensulate Projects

Greensulate has been involved in the installation of more than a million square feet of green roofs, green walls and green infrastructure, and has directly installed and maintained over 400,000 square feet of living roofs and walls. The types and sizes of projects are far ranging from a 25,000 sf Extensive Green Roof on a downtown Manhattan high school to a rooftop food garden to feed the homeless to a cable-system green wall on a Castro Street Victorian in San Francisco.

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Greensulate Goes to Summer School

Greensulate Goes to Summer School. Greensulate taught 60 summer students about how to plant and care for an array of flowers and herbs last week. The classes emphasize the importance of gardening and greening urban spaces. Learn more about school gardens. Greensulate Goes to Summer School Last week, Greensulate went to summer school. We taught around 60 Boys and Girls summer students in coordination with the Education Alliance (http://www.edalliance.org) coordinator Adina Tabor on  the importance of gardening and greening urban spaces at PS 140 in the LES / on Delancey. Over five hours, there were three classes each with 20 students: 4th grade (community engagement) 2nd grade (creative movement) 3rd grade (gardening club) We taught them how to plant and care for an array of flowers and herbs – around 50 plants were planted and a few rows of seeds. The plants and supplies were paid for by Education Alliance and Greensulate donated our time and knowhow.   Increasingly, schools, parents and teachers are realizing the benefits of student gardening. Here are some of the benefits listed by the Tampa Bay School Gardening Network: Benefits of School Gardening for Students 1) Educational benefits Gardening offers hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in a wide array of disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, math, language arts (e.g., through garden journaling), visual arts (e.g., through garden design and decoration), and nutrition. With recent concern over relatively weak science and math skills among American children, the need for innovation in science and math teaching is apparent. There is mounting evidence that students who participate in school gardening score significantly higher on standardized science achievement tests (Klemmer, et.al. 2005). Further research... read more

Solar Green Roofs in Schools

Solar Green Roofs Part of Curriculum. 25 NYC schools have green roofs with integrated solar. Greensulate installed one of the largest solar green roof in NYC. Vicki Sando, a NYC teacher, said: “We made connections between plant study. Plants are little solar cells.”   by Cat DiStasio, www.inhabitots.com, June 12, 2015 One New York City public school is paving the way for teachers to share hands-on learning opportunities with students, using beautiful green-topped roofs and a collection of solar panels. PS 41, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, has sported a green roof since 2003 and added a solar array in 2013 after years of planning and design. By next summer, 24 other New York schools will have a similar solar setup, allowing teachers to demonstrate in real life some of the lessons students are learning in the classroom. Vicki Sando is the mastermind behind PS 41’s roof garden, which she founded in 2003 when she was a parent at the school. Although it took a while to get people excited about it, the garden eventually flourished and is now a lush oasis in the city, adorned with brightly colored flowers, fresh herbs, and native grasses. Sando and others at PS 41 spent four years designing and researching options before installing the small solar panel array in 2013, nestling right into the green space. Since that time, the city has launched a $23 million program to install solar panels at 24 public schools in New York City. Installation is in progress at PS 69 on Staten Island and the other 23 schools are slated to have solar panels up and running... read more

Facebook’s Green Roof

Facebook’s Green Roof is in Sync with Nature. It is 9 acres and is planted to blend with nature. It absorbs rainwater and protects nearby salt flats and marsh. “It’s entirely inspired by the regional landscape,” says Rayna deNiord, lead designer. Facebook’s Green Roof is in Sync with Nature by Julie Chai Facebook’s new building in Menlo Park, known as MPK 20, has garnered a lot of attention for its Frank Gehry design. But, one of its most beautiful features starts about 50 feet above the ground: the expansive rooftop garden. At a sprawling 9 acres, it’s perhaps the most ambitious corporate garden in the country. And that extends to the scope as well as the scale. It’s not your typical corporate landscape with masses of manicured lawn and carefully clipped hedges. Instead, the goal was to reflect and complement the environment, and sustainability helped drive its design. The design team integrated the landscape with the building from the outset, giving it much more complex planting — from low-growing perennials to mature trees — than is typical of roof gardens, and included spaces that serve as an extension of Facebook’s offices. “It’s entirely inspired by the regional landscape,” says Rayna deNiord, lead designer and project manager for CMG Landscape Architecture, who created the overall plan. “We looked to the adjacent salt flats for context.” With planting berms and contours that mimic the marshland just across the street, the plot is packed with plants that are grouped by the types of Northern California environments in which they grow. It’s meant, in part, to represent some of what you might see while hiking along... read more

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