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USGBC’s LEED V4 specific to Healthcare and Schools has a “Low-emitting materials” credit under the category “Indoor Environmental Quality”. The intent of this credit is to reduce concentrations of chemicals that may harm air quality and the environment.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (May 2, 2019) Very near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Northwestern Medical Center faced several challenges in bringing a new campus building to life. Designed by Perkins+Will, the project involves a phased construction where a 14-story base building is presently under construction; a 20-story tower addition is planned for construction in five to 10 years.

With a mandate to account for total building mass and footprint, and that held stormwater be released within 48 hours, the client required something special: a “blue” roof.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (January 25, 2019) The Ace Hotel is located in Chicago’s Fulton Market Historic District.

American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the vegetative roofing market, today announced the availability of the Fourth Edition of the company’s widely acclaimed Garden Roof® Planning Guide.

Over the last two decades, the roofing industry has undergone some major changes, one of which is a growing recognition of the value of roof space other than keeping occupants warm and dry. Two veteran roofing professionals share their thoughts on the changes that have been, and where they see the industry heading in this 'black arts' segment of On The Roof With...

American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing assemblies, today announced the availability of their Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 1, 2018) The Chicago Blackhawks have captured the hearts of the city of Chicago along with three Stanley Cups in the last decade.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 11, 2017) American Hydrotech – a market leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products and assemblies, today announced the introduction of the InstaGreen® GT-4 pre-vegetated tray, an expansion of the InstaGreen® product line within the Garden Roof® portfolio of assemblies. 

On October 10, 2017 at 2PM CDT, Hydrotech will be discussing the number of ways that storm water can be managed on the roof top, including vegetated roof and blue roofs. These high capacity assemblies can be efficient means of managing storm water, particularly in the urban environment. 

On September 19, 2017, Hydrotech will be presenting Beauty Meets Performance: Vegetated Roofs as a Stormwater BMP. The intent of the lunch series is to help water professionals better understand the design, construction, and maintenance of green infrastructure.

Wind data is a critical issue to consider when building a new structure. An increase in the number of green roofs on buildings has driven a need for new wind design standards to be written for vegetative roofing assemblies.