Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

99 results for "rooftop farming"
Page
9

Massive Rooftop Solar Array Completed in Germany

read
Holy scheizer! The new solar plant measures 27 acres--making it one of the biggest in the world

Germany is adding to its reputation as the world's solar energy leader with the completion of a 27-acre rooftop project near Mannheim. The system, built by Wirsol on the Pfenning Logistics distribution center in Haddesheim, has an installed capacity of 8.1 megawatts, enough to power 1,846 homes. It is Germany’s largest rooftop solar plant and one of the biggest in the world. “We are......read more

Solar Buyback Program Launched in Los Angeles

read
Scheme allows property owners to sell rooftop solar power back to the Department of Water and Power

On the roof of a North Hollywood apartment building, an array of solar panels started generating energy last week as part of what's being touted as the nation's largest urban solar program. The program, an L.A. Business Council initiative called Clean L.A. Solar, allows the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay customers to generate solar power across the city's vast expanse of flat......read more

NYC's First-Ever LEED Platinum Project

read
A 3,600-square-foot rooftop garden caps this office space retrofit by Cook+Fox Architects

At the edge of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood sits a nondescript, seven-floor office building built in the early 20th century. Inside, however, the plainness explodes with a modern office interior that is New York City's first-ever LEED Platinum project. Designed by Cook+Fox Architects in 2007, the office at 641 Avenue of the Americas was inspired by the desire to create a healthy and......read more

The Heavy on the Wet Deck

read
Take a look at some photos from our event on the stunning rooftop of W Hollywood

We officially kicked off summer with a jam at -- or rather on top of -- our new digs at the Residences at W Hollywood. Presented in conjunction with Chris Douridas of KCRW, the open-air evening on the Wet Deck featured renegade UK soul-rockers The Heavy performing tracks off their forthcoming LP, The Glorious Dead. Fueled by boozy concoctions from Kanon Vodka and 123 Tequila, and organic......read more

Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouses by JDS Architects

read
A magnificent, multifunctional green roof in Copenhagen

Belgian architectural firm JDS Architects recently completed a project in Copenhagen that features one of the coolest green roofs we've seen yet. The highlight of the Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouses project is a "missing garden" above the apartments that provides residents with a private and safe place to play and enjoy the outdoors. The rooftop garden features a playground with shock-absorbing......read more

Farmscape Opens Rooftop Garden in Downtown LA

read
Fresh produce project takes urban farming to new heights

Farmscape, California's largest urban farming operation, has recently launched what may be its most ambitious project to date: a 200-square-foot custom garden on the roof of The Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Completed in December, the garden provides fresh, organic produce for chefs working in the kitchen of the private social club. Writing for LAist, Lauren Lloyd sums it......read more

Brad Temkin: Rooftop

read
Chicago photog documents green spaces in bloom on city rooftops

Brad Temkin has been documenting human impact on the contemporary landscape for over 30 years. For Rooftop, his latest series, the Chicago-based photographer chronicles the burgeoning green roof movement taking place on top of city buildings all over the world. The beautifully-composed, large-format photos serve as exemplary records of the cultural shift towards sustainable......read more

Solar Leasing Heads East

read
Free popsicles! Sungevity takes its rooftop solar program to the East coast

California-based Sungevity (previously) is taking its solar leasing model to the Northeastern states, where high electricity rates and blistering summer temperatures mean massive market potential. To build hype for the expansion, the residential solar company has launched Rolling Rooftop, a bright orange ice pop truck powered by solar panels and bio diesel. The truck, which will begin......read more

Sungevity and Lowe's Join Forces to Boost Solar Sales

read
Home improvement giant buys stake in rooftop solar start-up

Lowe's, the second largest home improvement retailer in the U.S., has purchased minority a stake in Sungevity and will offer the solar leasing company's services in its stores.  The deal, announced Monday, will give Lowe's customers in-store access to Sungevity's web-based iQuote system, which uses satellite imagery to provide rooftop solar installation estimates. The program is set......read more

Urban Farming

watch
From Lexicon of Sustainability

We were thrilled when we first saw our good friend Douglas Gayeton's photographic series Lexicon of Sustainability.  Now we're over the moon for the series he's brought to PBS.   In this episode: "Urban Farmer"Novella CarpenterGhost Town FarmOakland, CANovella Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, and co-author of The Essential Urban Farmer. She farms......read more

Page
9