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Up on the Roof!

Hey I had to let you know what’s been going on up on the roof?  When I looked around wondering where we could go, that old song popped into my head. “Up on the Roof.” The pavers were being laid … Continue reading

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ACS Green Roof Nursery Rhyme

Time for another update on the ACS Green Roof!  You have all heard the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, we have penned our own version!! ACS, ACS, How does your garden grow? It grows with Green Roof plants in a … Continue reading

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Laying the waterproof membrane

Now that the waterproof membrane, which is the base of the Green Roof, has been laid we are ready to get down to the grass roots of the project.   Monday October 11th begins the laying of the green roof so … Continue reading

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Green Roofs Eliminate One Years Worth of CO2

As mentioned in our first blog entry only one in 10 buildings in Washington D.C. area have green roofs. But what if they all did? Well, scientists in Michigan recently calculated that replacing traditional roofing materials in an urban area … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

Okay, we thought is was about time to show you some of the pictures and the progress we have made on the American Chemical Society Hach building Green Roof journey.  So watch your step!  The first stop has lots of … Continue reading

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Let the Journey Begin! To the American Chemical Society’s Green Roof

Hello, everyone!  I’m Joanna Brosnan, director of the American Chemical Society’s Facilities Department, and the roof on one of our main facilities, Hach Building at 16th and M Streets in northwest Washington, DC, is going GREEN!!!! Nope! We don’t mean green … Continue reading

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