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Join us on our first ever MGRC Bike Tour!

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Join us on our first ever MGRC Bike Tour!

Join us on our first ever MGRC Bike Tour!

Tour 5 Different Green Roofs in Minneapolis Minneapolis Green Roofs Bike Tour Sunday, June 22 12:00pm – 5:00pm Join the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) on Sunday, June 22 for a bike tour of green roofs in Minneapolis. Enjoy a guided bike ride through the city and visit five of the green roofs that protect water quality in the city’s lakes and the Mississippi River. Find out how green roofs improve the urban environment.We will tour and learn about five green roofs: Garden Mausoleum and Reception Center, Lakewood Cemetery American...

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Save the date! June 19th – Green Roof Symposium

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Event | Comments Off on Save the date! June 19th – Green Roof Symposium

Save the date!  June 19th – Green Roof Symposium

Today, all across Minnesota, there are more than 200 green roofs protecting the quality of our state’s waterways, improving urbanized environments, and boosting buildings’ energy efficiency. There is much more potential for green roofs to contribute to the health of our environment and economy. That’s why we invite you to save the date, Thursday, June 19, 2014, for the Minnesota Green Roof Market Development Symposium. This special one-day event will be hosted by the Minnesota Green Roofs Council and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. You will...

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Research shows green roofs help bees get around

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in article, Blog | Comments Off on Research shows green roofs help bees get around

Research shows green roofs help bees get around

Recent research in Switzerland shows that green roofs increase the biodiversity of bugs in urban areas, particularly bugs that crawl but don’t fly. But for flying bugs, especially bees, green roofs may be even more important – providing a great way for them to connect to more ecosystems, and more food sources. This article by Heather Cayton at the Conservation Corridor summarizes the findings well: This research is the first of its kind to show that green roofs serve as stepping stone corridors for arthropods. One final thought on the...

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Bees and Green Roofs in Southeast Minneapolis

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in article, Blog | Comments Off on Bees and Green Roofs in Southeast Minneapolis

Bees and Green Roofs in Southeast Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota newspaper Minnesota Daily recently published an interesting article about a possible expansion of sustainable roof technologies, including green roofs and beekeeping, in the Southeast Como neighborhood of Minneapolis. “Solar isn’t the only game in town when it comes to unused roof space,” he said. To broaden the idea, McCurley said SECIA reached out to AD Greenroof LLC to include green roofing in the project and started discussing possible roof farming models and beekeeping.” Read the rest of the article at...

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Council Elects New Board for 2014

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Council Elects New Board for 2014

Council Elects New Board for 2014

We have a great new group of board members for 2014. It’s a diverse team with strong professional backgrounds and a shared commitment to green roofs for their many environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits. We’ve even put out a press release to announce the news! ———————————- Minnesota Green Roofs Council Elects New Nine-Member Board Professionals with Experience in Natural Resources Management, Architecture, Commercial Roofing and Waterproofing, Landscape...

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Zierden Builders

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Green Roof Database | Comments Off on Zierden Builders

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Woodbury Public Works

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Green Roof Database | Comments Off on Woodbury Public Works

Liveroof modules

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Woodbury City Hall

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Green Roof Database | Comments Off on Woodbury City Hall

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Williams Residence

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Green Roof Database | Comments Off on Williams Residence

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White Bear Public Works

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Green Roof Database | Comments Off on White Bear Public Works

A section of green roof over a portion of the office space.

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