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 […]

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

Taylor Street Self Storage - solar green roof

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Benefits of Biophilia: Health and Business

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. […]

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water Today is World Water Day, a day when we all take time to appreciate water, consider our own water practices, and make a concerted effort to improve quality and access to this vital resource. We find ourselves amid a global water crisis which demands a global response. It […]

Inspired by the Obama portrait’s ‘living wall’? Not so fast.

Inspired by the Obama portrait’s ‘living wall’? Not so fast. Adrian Higgins- The Washington Post When you view a life-size portrait of some notable person, your gaze tends to go first to the subject’s face and then to the pose of the body and finally to the background. The newly unveiled oil painting of former […]

Project Completion: Hammerman Area Beach

We are excited to announce another SmartSlope installation: the Hammerman Area Beach Project. This project is a perfect example of a living system providing both form and function. Where there would otherwise be hardscape walls interspersed in the landscaping, SmartSlope allows the landscaping to flow uninterrupted from surrounding areas, up and over the walls. Shared […]

Press Release: White Paper

Baltimore – June 30­, 2015.  Furbish Releases White Paper on Stormwater Management Solution EcoCline: Strong outcome for using mineral wool in green roofs to reduce runoff Furbish, an innovative living systems company specializing in green roofs, today announced its release of Mineral Wool In Green Roofs, an extensive study on the efficacy of mineral wool […]

Mineral Wool In Green Roofs

Increasingly, North American stormwater regulations require rainfall to be managed within the property lines of any given development. In the urban setting, where virtually the entire site is consumed with structure, the rooftop is often the only available place to manage stormwater. Therefore, maximizing retention capacity of green roofs is paramount and relying on aggregate […]

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