Al Shaheed Park, Kuwait City. Source: Al Hani Construction & Trading Company

Every couple of years, the International Green Roof Association (not the IGRA you’re thinking of) puts on a conference to discuss the state of green roofs and give awards to outstanding projects.  Unfortunately, Candy’s travel budget didn’t stretch enough to send me to Kuwait.  I suspect there was no Dallas developer representation either, more’s the pity. (more…)

This green roof in Germany is a perfect example of how more buildings are becoming sustainable.

Matt Smith
Special Contributor

As in fashion, there are also some popular trends in the roofing industry. Sustainability is one, and in the next year, homeowners across the planet will be building new homes, and each will need a well-constructed, functional, aesthetically correct roof. If the roof is made of eco-friendly material – even better!

Sustainability went from the margins to the mainstream big time during past few years. It is nothing new, yet it is growing more popular. The idea of being energy independent, spending less on electricity, and reducing the level of carbon emission seems like a triple win situation.

You don’t have to be clairvoyant to see that when building roofs, constructors will be inspired by nature in 2018. The emphasis will be on the green building materials and the style which imitates the artwork of one of the world’s top designers – Mother Nature. Solar panels and living green roofs will become a much more common sight.

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