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Businesses Have Embraced Furbish’s Green Walls and Roofs

Businesses Have Embraced Furbish’s Green Walls and Roofs Taking “Green” to New Heights I95Business By Tracy M. Fitzgerald June 02, 2019 When Michael Furbish and his wife Heather set out to construct their new house in Anne Arundel County in 1999, they had two major goals in mind: build a welcoming place to call home, and build responsibly, using natural, sustainable, energy efficient materials. What they didn’t anticipate was the …Read More

Developer’s Success Story – A Solar Integrated Green Roof in NE DC

Developer’s Success Story – A Solar Integrated Green Roof in NE DC By Lisa Walsh | Commercial Solar Developer | Solar Energy Services, Inc.   For the newly-finished Taylor Street Storage facility in North East DC, a 17,500 square foot green roof with fully integrated solar panel arrays showcases a value-stacked, elegant design that provides both a cost-effective solution to stormwater management, without forfeiting the solar panels that generate income …Read More

New BioWall Installation at UMD Stamp Student Union

Wall of Wellness Stamp’s New Vertical Garden Promotes Sustainability, Health for Visitors By Carly Taylor ’19 / Feb 13, 2019 Some might turn to yoga and others to a bag of chips to deal with everyday stress. Now the Stamp is offering a new way to extinguish it. With the help of a University Sustainability Fund grant, students, faculty and staff can now reap the benefits of a vertical garden …Read More

Are ‘green roofs’ the next eco-friendly initiative for Baltimore?

News Anchor- Mindy Basara BALTIMORE —Like many regions of the country, the Baltimore area struggles with its share of environmental concerns, such as flooding and pollution in the watershed and air. Some say a solution is right above our heads. “A green roof is a way to put natural growing systems up on roofs, and it’s about taking advantage of benefits that nature provides and using that wonderful, unused space …Read More

The Benefits of Biophilia: Health and Business

Large urban centers not only impact our environment but they also have significant impact on  the health of the people who live in and around them. Research shows that when urbanites have regular contact with nature it improves their health, leading to substantial reductions in financial costs for businesses. In Baltimore City, we are fortunate to have an abundance of nature close by. Within the city limits, there are approximately 200,000 …Read More