Green roofs can be striking sights – futuristic, beautiful and unique. It turns out that they are also great for the environment and the buildings they cover.
Leed Certification When it comes to America’s waste, buildings have a lot to answer for. 39% of the country’s energy consumption comes from buildings.
Evapotranspiration, often shortened to ET, is the process of transferring moisture from the earth into the atmosphere. Put simply, evaporation occurs when water vapor leaves the soil or a plant’s surface.
In the United States, outdoor water use alone averages more than 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation. As much as 50% of this water is wasted.