I’m pleased to say that Greenroofs.com has been included in the ConstructionManagementDegree.com‘s “Top 50 Green Construction Blogs.” I never thought of us as a construction blog per se, but we’ll take it!
A website serving educational purposes, Chase Gugenheim created ConstructionManagmentDegree.com in 2010:
“My mission for creating the website came when I was searching for the right school to get my degree in construction management. After spending time on numerous websites and researching what programs was the right fit, I decided to make a site that had all the information in one place. After compiling loads of research, I was able to organize and confine this data to a complete list of schools that offer a degree in construction management, along with a link to basic information about the program. Hopefully this site will allow future students to have an easy and broad list of schools when choosing the right campus.” ~ Chase Gugenheim
Which takes me back…kinda sounds like me back in 1999 when we started Greenroofs.com from my University of Georgia independent research paper “Greenroof Technology: A Viable Roofing System and Appropriate Tool for Addressing Urgent Ecological Development Issues.” That’s when our website was also simply serving educational purposes, and looked like this (our format changed in 2003 to an online media and marketing company focus):
When we changed formats, the paper became “Greenroofs 101” which was meant to be a living research document:
So in any case, Chase says that all things green – especially sustainable design – have been in the spotlight for a long time now, and the construction industry is no exception. With this blog post, he has celebrated this spirit of innovation by highlighting the top 50 green construction blogs “Written by everyone from government officials to individuals building their own dream green home, they have loads to offer on tips, planning, what to expect, LEED certification, and much more.”
He’s compiled a pretty formidable list of green online resources that you should keep handy. Their Top 50 List includes six categories:
Top Green Architecture Blogs (a favorite of ours, Inhabitat, is #1); Top Green Home Construction Blogs (another favorite,JetsonGreen, is # 13); Top Local Green Construction Blogs; Top Green Construction Blogs by an Individual; Top Green Construction Blogs by a Group; and Top Specialty Green Construction Blogs – where we fall in along with fave’s GreenBiz.com, BuildingGreen.com and TreeHugger.com. Here’s what ConstructionManagmentDegree.com says about us:
Top Specialty Green Construction Blogs: These green construction blogs deal with a specific aspect of it.
Stop here for a virtual resource portal to green roofing. In addition to a project of the week, there are also related videos to watch. There are also options for students and job seekers.
Of course, we’re more than that, but it’s a great start and we’re in some pretty nice company!
Construction management is really one area where we greenroof and greenwall professionals certainly would welcome a professional with green credentials on board our design team, don’t you agree? Kudos and thanks to Chase and his academic and perhaps future entrepreneurial start up! We wish you and your website the best in this brand new year.
~ Happy Greening,