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Critical Success Factors for Green Roof Projects

Here are some important architectural considerations to ensure the success of a green roof installation.
February 21, 2014
A green roof is a supplemental system that covers a conventional roof with a layer of vegetation.
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Is Your Building Conducive to the Installation of a Green Roof?

Any reason for installing green roofs on a building—whether it’s to save money or the environment—is a good reason.
February 4, 2014
The usage of green roofs has grown throughout 2012, but this sustainable choice has its pros and cons.
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Ballast Cooler Than You Think

February 3, 2014
A cool roof can be a great choice for buildings in warm, southern climates.
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California Energy Code Regulation Spurs New Roofing Trends

The state’s energy code will shape decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
February 3, 2014
As residential developers and builders in California gear up to meet this year’s increased demand for housing, new changes in the state’s energy code will shape their decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
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Empire State Building Flaunts Four New Green Roofs

January 17, 2014

Xero Flor America (XFA), the official and exclusive distributor in the United States for the Xero Flor Green Roof System, announced that the system has been installed on the Empire State Building.

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Cooling Off

October 3, 2013
Known for mitigating the urban heat island effect, cool roofing and green, planted roofs can deliver significant energy-saving benefits as well.
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2013 Case Study

Advancing the Future of Rooftop Solar

September 5, 2013
In 2006, Quick Mount PV was founded to bring cost-effective, code-compliant, waterproof rooftop mounting systems to the solar industry.
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Green, Greener, Greenest: Implications for Green Roof Design

August 8, 2013

Four similar buildings at a correction facility presented a perfect opportunity to compare roof performance.

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Restructuring the Sunny Day: Solar Meets Design

August 6, 2013
Innovative commercial and residential examples can provide builders, buyers and homeowners with lessons in aesthetically pleasing solar design.
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U.S. Had Nearly 750,000 Clean Job Openings in Q1 2013

May 8, 2013

National findings include growth in the solar industry, increase in alternative fueling stations and LEED certifications.

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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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EDC Magazine

April 2014 Cover

2014 April

Check out the April edition of EDC along with the announcement of the EDC On the Go app!
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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