Greensulate started designing and building green roofs in early 2007. The Durst Organization was already explaining the benefits and importance of green building technology; they were ahead of the game in the world of New York green roofs and green building.
We couldn't say in better than Douglas Durst did in the Observer in 2009, Op-Ed: Bottom-Line Benefits of Building Green.
Now they are on the cutting edge again with Helena Durst's efforts in closed loop composting for NYC's green roofs, Compost Moves Up in NYC.
The Atlantic: An Interactive Journey Through New York's Roofscape Makeover
This interactive video put out by the Atlantic explores the changing roofscape in New York City, and the addition of green roofs, including a great interview with Amy Norquist.
The new issue of GOOD magazine features an interview of Greensulate's Amy Norquist by author Malcolm Gladwell (www.malcolmgladwell.com).
Gladwell sat down with Norquist to discuss green roofs. Gladwell is the author of the best selling books, The Tipping Point, Outliers and Blink.
Read the full interview.
One of the great unsung facts about energy conservation is how easy and straightforward it can be. In Europe, quiet and clean diesel engines cruise for 40 or 50 miles on one gallon of gas. Geo-thermal heating and cooling systems cost about as much as a new furnace, and can be installed by anyone with a backyard. Many drought-prone communities, fretting about water supplies, could be replacing wasteful bathroom shower heads and toilets, which—of course—cost just about the same and work just about the same as water-efficient shower heads and toilets. So why the endless rhetoric from economists and industry analysts that “we aren’t quite there yet”? I recently sat down with Amy Norquist, founder of the green-roofing startup Greensulate, to discuss one of the most accessible examples of conservation out there. Turns out that in many ways we actually are there; in fact, we’ve been there for years.
Greensulate's Amy Norquist is featured in the October issue of Domino magazine.
The article traces the process of Norquist's own roof, which needed replacement, and how it was turned green in the process.
September 30, 2007, The New York Times, Amy Norquist, Op-Ed Contributor Farmer on the Roof
In the wake of the flooding that closed city subway lines for several hours last month, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled plans to make significant and costly changes to subway stations intended to keep water out...
Dustin Partridge has been researching the behaviors of migratory birds and their relation to green roofs. He works closely with Greensulate and monitors the flow of birds on many of our roofs. Here is a video where he explains a little more about his research.
New York State Legislature Passes Green Roof Tax Credit Incentive
Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of green roofs in improving air quality, reducing storm water runoff, and cooling urban temperatures, lawmakers in Albany have passed a measure to encourage NYC building owners to install green roofs.
Greensulate brings green roofs and living walls to cities across North America. We help gain LEED credits and make buildings sustainable. From the New York City skyline to the rooftops of Los Angeles, Greensulate has installed tens of thousands of square feet of ecoroofs, saving building owners and taxpayers millions of dollars in energy costs and improving the environment while we’re at it.