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A green roof in Irvine, California

As one of the first and oldest green infrastructure companies in the U.S., Greensulate supports and contributes to the wider green infrastructure community. We partner not only with our clients on particular projects, but with the green roof community, visionary architects and local officials to promote policies that provide incentives for green roofs and sponsor and attend events that share knowledge and innovations on green roofs, gardens, walls, bioswales and other green infrastructure ideas.

This page is intended as a resource for up-to-date information on green infrastructure trends and news.

Green Roofs – Cooling Los Angeles, A Resource Guide  The City of Los Angeles has published an extensive guide to types and benefits of green roofs. After describing how the average temperature in Southern California is rising, it suggests that: “Green roofs provide a host of potential benefits to building owners and the surrounding community. During warm weather, green roofs are cooler than conventional roof surfaces, thus helping to reduce energy consumption for air conditioning and mitigating the urban heat island effect which produces higher temperatures in core urban areas (where most surfaces are covered by concrete and pavement) than in surrounding, less developed areas.”

Useful links:

“Live from the Roof” Blog

Policy Trends

Research & Industry Links

Greensulate Training Opportunities