Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Books and other News

Seeing as how posts have been sparse... and I apologize... i thought i would make a post of a few of the things i've been tagging as interesting.

On Guerrilla gardening—making vacant, neglected public lands green and flower.

Green Roof - A Case Study by Christian Werthmann - a book chronicling [in depth] the design and construction of a green roof for the American Society of Landscape Architects‘ headquarters in D.C. The ASLA hired Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, in collaboration with the Conservation Design Forum, to design the green roof ‘hybrid’ - meaning that it would be both a ‘green roof’ and a ‘roof garden’ [a distinction made clear in the case study]. The 3,300 square foot completed roof meets all the sustainable + aesthetic criteria mentioned above, and provides a rooftop hangout for the ASLA.

Home Depot introduces a no VOC paint option. The Freshaire tinting system uses pre-measured packets of dry tint that color the paint without adding any VOCs to the paint. This zero VOC system is an industry first. No other tint system for paint can make this claim.
Click HERE get 3 free samples.

A different kind of green wall- Via

The project - a prototype green wall installation for the 2008 AIA convention
that will be in Boston in May - aims to transform a blank brick wall
into ‘a lush green environment’, both bringing attention to
underutilized sites in Boston and providing a green solution to improve
public space in the city.