Green Roofs Showcased in New York Times

greenroof.jpgThe Green Roof phenomenon is really starting to go mainstream with the big apple getting on board. There’s a great article in the New York Times which clearly outlines some of the benefits to adding various types of vegetation to rooftops. It’s especially timely given the recent heatwave that has stricken the city.
Anyone who’s ever walked into Central Park on a hot day knows the almost magical difference greenery makes in keeping temperatures bearable. With the park in mind, the article notes that Queens alone has suitable flat-roof acreage totalling more than three times the acreage of Central Park. Imagine the air conditioning savings!

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.