Versavoid Modular Geovoid System allows for use and reuse of water

August 5, 2001

The Versavoid Modular Geovoid System, a lightweight porous polypropylene structured cube about 50cm2, acts as a drainage system when placed on top of a trench or void lined with a geotextile. By plumbing a filtration unit into the system, stormwater can be passed into a storage tank and recycled for use in irrigation. The cubes, …

Green roof industry up 16%

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced in June the results of its 2010 corporate members industry survey. Despite the severe economic downturn last year, the green roof industry grew by 16.1% in 2009. In the Top 10 cities list, Chicago led the way for the sixth year in a row, with more than 500,000ft2 …

First artificial surf reef in Europe

Work is nearly completed in the building of Europe’s first artificial surf reef near Dorset in southwest England. The project, estimated at £2.7 million (ca. $5.4 million U.S.), is designed to double the size of the waves at Boscombe, Bournemouth, to 4m (13ft) as well as greatly increase the number of good surfing days. Kerry …