Grow a garden on your roof – show 43

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Amy Norquist is one of the queens of the green movement. She has worked over twenty years in environmental research and education for many non-profits. With all her deep green experience, one day she had a thought, “I want to install a green roof on my home.” And that’s exactly what she did. Little did she know what she was getting into. That great idea turned into a “hellish experience” as she puts it. So she was determined to make sure other people do not go through what she went through. Thanks to Amy, they don’t. Her company, Greensulate, is a leading edge provider of design, engineering, installation and maintenance services in green roof systems. But what exactly a green roof anyway? Find out in this podcast with Carolyn. You may be ripping up the tar before you know it.

About my guest: Prior to founding Greensulate, Amy Norquist spent three years as Deputy Director of the multi-million dollar Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries overseeing research and development efforts on major green and sustainable building initiatives. A guest lecturer at Columbia University and New York University Sustainability Working Group and the nation’s most highly respected spokesperson for the green roof industry, Amy’s accolades include being named a “Top 5 Start-Up” at the Opportunity Green Conference as well the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Design award from The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing.

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