Archive for May, 2013

Boston Scientific’s 3,900-Panel Solar Rooftop

Via Solar Daily, a report of a large-scale rooftop deployment: Boston Scientific celebrates Earth Week by inaugurating a 3,900-panel rooftop solar installation atop the company’s international distribution center in Quincy, Massachusetts. Today’s event showcases the company’s commitment to supporting renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. “Boston Scientific is proud to be the host of one of […]

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Green Roofs Industry Grows by 24%

Via Celsias, a look at the rapid growth of the green roof industry: A 24 percent growth rate in installed green roofs in 2012 is part of the results of the Annual Green Roof Industry Survey  .   “On the heels of a huge 115 per cent growth rate in 2011, the green roof industry […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
As potential uses for building and parking lot roofspace continue to grow, unique opportunities to understand and profit from this trend will emerge. Roof Options is committed to tracking the evolving uses of roof estate – spanning solar power, rainwater harvesting, wind power, gardens & farms, “cooling” sites, advertising, apiculture, and telecom transmission platforms – to help unlock the nascent, complex, and expanding roofspace asset class.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has held a lifelong interest in environmental and conservation issues, primarily as they relate to freshwater scarcity, renewable energy, and national park policy. Working from a water-scarce base in Las Vegas with his wife and son, he is the founder of Water Politics, an organization dedicated to the identification and analysis of geopolitical water issues arising from the world’s growing and vast water deficits, and is also a co-founder of SmartMarkets, an eco-preneurial venture that applies web 2.0 technology and online social networking innovations to motivate energy & water conservation. He previously worked for an independent power producer in Central Asia; co-authored an article appearing in the Summer 2010 issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, titled: “The Water Ethic: The Inexorable Birth Of A Certain Alienable Right”; and authored an article appearing in the inaugural issue of Johns Hopkins University's Global Water Magazine in July 2010 titled: “H2Own: The Water Ethic and an Equitable Market for the Exchange of Individual Water Efficiency Credits.”