Green roofs aren't a new concept, in fact they can trace their lineage in the United States back to the sod roofed homes that were common on the prairie during the country's westward expansion. But green roofs in their modern incarnation date back to the 1960's. Today, green roofs are divided into two broad categories, extensive and intensive, based on the pounds of vegetation per square foot, as well as the amount of maintenance they require.
Originally developed in 2,000, the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is intended to promote green building design, construction, operation and maintenance. Since its introduction, the LEED system has had a major influence, with LEED-certified and registered projects increasing as much as 700% per year (according to GreenBiz.com's "State of Green Business 2008")
Topics: green building, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, landscape architecture, LEED EB, E-Landscape, landscape contractor, United States Botanical Garden, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, U.S. Green Building Council, landscape contracting, GreenBiz.com, Blog, landscaping, LEED, USGBC, American Society of Landscape Architects
Last week, E-Landscape began work on the installation of the landscape at the new CVS store located on Forest Drive in Annapolis, MD. We're working with General Contractor KPR Corporation and Landscape Architect Deborah M. Schwab for the client, Bay Village LLC.
Topics: irrigation, Maryland, commercial landscaping, Annapolis, mulching, bioretention, native plants, landscape architecture, E-Landscape, bio-retention, Bay Village, CVS, Deborah M. Schwab, Blog, landscape architect, permeable pavers, sod, KPR Corporation
Spring has arrived and for the crews at E-Landscape, that means it's tree planting time. Earlier today, our team worked on the installation of a 6' Caliper Japanese Maple at the American Trucking Association Offices in Southeast Washington, DC. A tree that large requires quite a bit of heavy lifting!
Topics: American Trucking Association, tree planting, commercial, Washington DC, commercial landscape installation, landscape architecture, E-Landscape, commercial landscape, Japanese Maple, Blog, landscape architect, landscaping, commercial landscape design
Topics: JR Pappas, eric drenner, landscape architecture, E-Landscape, landcare, technology, James Smithson, Blog, Ben Boyd, Stephen Gissy, landscape architect, maintenance, landscape design, construction, Rook Rogers
E-Landscape is committed to executing landscape designs and maintaining our clients' properties to the highest standards. In order to fulfill this commitment, we maintain an active membership in a number of industry associations including ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.), LCA (Landscape Contractors Association), and PGMS (Professional Grounds Management Society).
Topics: Maryland, Viriginia, Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington DC, Professional Grounds Management Society, ABC, landscape architecture, PGMS, E-Landscape, commercial landscape, landcare, Blog, landscape architect, landscape design, Mid-Atlantic, Landscape Contractors Association
The weather is breaking and spring is finally around the corner. Here at E-Landscape, this means we've ramped up our production schedule and have crews out working on a variety of job sites, including the following.
Topics: Maryland, landscape, Hamel Builders, Washington DC, condominium, mulching, Unit Services, townhomes, landscape architecture, Argos Group, E-Landscape, boxwood, commercial landscape, landscape contractor, hedge, pruning, The Station, juniper, Sorg Architects, Sorg & Associates, Blog, landscape architect, Anne Arundel Medical Center, maintenance, landscape design, Mid-Atlantic, planting, Carroll County, Reservoir Ridge
E-Landscape Specialty Solutions is looking forward to participating and supporting this year's Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf and Poker Tournament. The tournament is meant to honor the memory of Mickey Steele by raising money to continue the fight against Leukemia.
Topics: commercial landscaping, Mickey Steele, poker, Leukemia, University of Maryland, landscape architecture, commercial landscape, golf, E-Landscape Specialty Solutions, Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, Blog, fundraiser, landscape design
Guerrilla-style shopping for tropical plants to fill the greenhouse at the new Hammerlee House senior living facility. Grand opening tomorrow! Congratulations to Hamel Builders and Stavrou Associates!
Topics: Maryland, Stavrou Associates, commercial, Annapolis, Hammerlee House, landscape architecture, Hammel Builders, E-Landscape, Blog, landscape architect, senior living, garden design, Mid-Atlantic