Recent Ecological Roofing Articles

 Those aren't weedy gutters! That's a living roof on one of Seattle's libraries.   Photo: benet2006/Flickr

Meet Modular Green Roofing

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 04, 2013

Living roofs, also sometimes called green roofs, are pretty awe-inspiring. The thought of all those living plants perched on top of a structure, providing shelter below to the residents...

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Green Roofing: Anything But Bland!

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 27, 2013

As a country girl at heart, there's nothing I love more than seeing patches of green in the city, and that means I'm in love with the growing green roof trend -- which, incidentally,...

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Is A Rain Chain Right for Your Home?

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 19, 2013

Rains have finally come to Northern California, leading to widespread jubilation among residents who were starting to worry about drought, but along with rain comes a perennial winter...

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Building? Be Sure to Pick the Right Home Site

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 13, 2013

Location, location, location! Those are the watchwords of the real estate industry, where prospective homebuyers are cautioned to consider a huge number of potential factors when they...

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Top Green Roofing Tips

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 29, 2013

"Green roofing" is a buzzword, a popular idea, but where should you start if you are not a professional roofer experienced in green roofing? You can start by reading these articles,...

Two roofers install clay roofing tiles, a green roofing material. (Photo: majorosl/

Choices in Green Roofing

Posted by Cris Carl | Dec 16, 2012

When you think of having a “green” roof, there are a number of concepts and materials to consider. First you need to ask yourself about what you are hoping to accomplish....


5 Hot Green Building Materials for 2013

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Nov 27, 2012

2012 is drawing to a close, and it's time to look toward 2013. Although I am not psychic by any means, I do have a pretty good eye for industry trends. I think that these 5 new(ish)...

Clay tile roofing, as seen here on the historical Phillips house in Bartleville, Oklahnoma, is a green roofing choice. (Photo: Mary R. Vogt /

Replacing Your Roof With a Greener Roof

Posted by Carl Seville | Aug 01, 2012

Time to replace your roof? Think about making decisions that will help out with energy, last longer, and be lighter on the planet. First and foremost, your roof has to keep the water...