News

media contact

Emilio Ancaya
send us an email

Welcome to what’s latest with Living Roofs—articles, events, and press features, with some special news updates sprinkled in.

news

/

May 3, 2023

Hiring!

We are excited to share that Living Roofs, Inc. is hiring a Design Studio Manager (DSM). This new position will help launch and manage Living Roofs, Inc.’s design studio as a separate department. The studio will offer a full suite of design services directly to clients from concept through construction documents and administration, and collaborate with Living Roofs, Inc.’s construction team to produce shop drawings and installation plans. This position requires exceptional leadership aptitude, a willingness to collaborate with others in the design and construction processes, and advanced technical drawing and rendering skills. If you are interested in joining a progressive company dedicated to creating resilient and beautiful vegetated roofs and living walls, please visit our Careers page to submit a cover letter, resume, and design portfolio representing your range of skills and experience as it relates to this position.

We are excited to share that Living Roofs, Inc. is hiring a Design Studio Manager (DSM). This new position will help launch and manage Living Roofs, Inc.’s design studio as a separate department. The studio will offer a full suite of design services directly to clients from concept through construction documents and administration, and collaborate with Living Roofs, Inc.’s construction team to produce shop drawings and installation plans. This position requires exceptional leadership aptitude, a willingness to collaborate with others in the design and construction processes, and advanced technical drawing and rendering skills. If you are interested in joining a progressive company dedicated to creating resilient and beautiful vegetated roofs and living walls, please visit our Careers page to submit a cover letter, resume, and design portfolio representing your range of skills and experience as it relates to this position.

Read article here:
Learn more and apply
Read more...
news

/

Mar 14, 2023

Now Hiring!

Tis the season! We are hiring Seasonal Green Roof Maintenance Technicians (or SGRMT for short.) The position is ideal for entry-level candidates and seasoned professionals with experience in landscaping, conservation, ecological restoration, public garden horticulture, plant nurseries, or related fields. SGRMTs help maintain existing green roofs and occasionally assist in green roof installations. This seasonal position will conclude at the end of the maintenance season in the fall of each year.

Tis the season! We are hiring Seasonal Green Roof Maintenance Technicians (or SGRMT for short.) The position is ideal for entry-level candidates and seasoned professionals with experience in landscaping, conservation, ecological restoration, public garden horticulture, plant nurseries, or related fields. SGRMTs help maintain existing green roofs and occasionally assist in green roof installations. This seasonal position will conclude at the end of the maintenance season in the fall of each year.

Read article here:
Check out the LRI Careers page to learn more!
news

/

Jan 24, 2023

Join Team LRI

Living Roofs, Inc is hiring a Horticulture & Maintenance Manager. Please help us spread the word and share this with all of your green roof and horticulture pals. This permanent full-time position is responsible for managing all aspects of plant ordering, plant installations, and ongoing green roof and living wall maintenance.

Living Roofs, Inc is hiring a Horticulture & Maintenance Manager. Please help us spread the word and share this with all of your green roof and horticulture pals. This permanent full-time position is responsible for managing all aspects of plant ordering, plant installations, and ongoing green roof and living wall maintenance.

Read article here:
Visit our Careers page to learn more and apply!
news

/

Oct 27, 2022

Building Community Resilience with Nature-Based Solutions

FEMA's guide helps communities identify and assemble the staff and resources (including funding opportunities) to implement nature-based solutions to build resilience locally. Check it out to learn how "Nature-based solutions offer significant benefits, monetary and otherwise, often at a lower cost than more traditional infrastructure."

FEMA's guide helps communities identify and assemble the staff and resources (including funding opportunities) to implement nature-based solutions to build resilience locally. Check it out to learn how "Nature-based solutions offer significant benefits, monetary and otherwise, often at a lower cost than more traditional infrastructure."

Read article here:
A Guide for Local Communities
news

/

Oct 5, 2022

Now hiring!

Hiya friends! LRI is currently hiring an Estimator/Project Manager - please help us spread the word! The position is responsible for projects from initial inquiry or lead until the project is handed off to the construction team. The Estimator/Project Manager will provide continued support through the construction phase and assisting in the closeout process at the conclusion of the project. Candidates with previous work experience in estimating or project management in construction, landscaping, hardscaping, roofing, masonry, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Hiya friends! LRI is currently hiring an Estimator/Project Manager - please help us spread the word! The position is responsible for projects from initial inquiry or lead until the project is handed off to the construction team. The Estimator/Project Manager will provide continued support through the construction phase and assisting in the closeout process at the conclusion of the project. Candidates with previous work experience in estimating or project management in construction, landscaping, hardscaping, roofing, masonry, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Read article here:
Visit our Careers Page to apply!
news

/

Jul 25, 2022

Green Roofs Included in Bill to Combat the Causes and Impacts of Excess Urban Heat

With heat waves expected to become longer and more frequent due to climate change, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced the Excess Urban Heat Mitigation Act of 2022. The bill creates a competitive grant program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide funding for eligible entities to combat the causes and mitigate the effects of excess urban heat.

With heat waves expected to become longer and more frequent due to climate change, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced the Excess Urban Heat Mitigation Act of 2022. The bill creates a competitive grant program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide funding for eligible entities to combat the causes and mitigate the effects of excess urban heat.

Read article here:
The Excess Urban Heat Mitigation Act of 2022 establishes a grant program for entities to combat excess urban heat.
Read more...
news

/

Mar 28, 2022

Now Hiring!

Looking for the coolest summer job ever? Well, look no further because we are hiring a Seasonal Green Roof Tech to help install green roof and paver systems, and maintain existing green roofs.

Looking for the coolest summer job ever? Well, look no further because we are hiring a Seasonal Green Roof Tech to help install green roof and paver systems, and maintain existing green roofs.

Read article here:
Read more...
news

/

Feb 8, 2022

Garage Apartments Awarded NCASLA Merit Award

The 2021 NCASLA Award Winners are in, and we are delighted to announce that the Garage Apartments Green Roof was recognized yet again! This hardworking, beautiful piece of infrastructure was recognized for its beauty and function. This roof continues to teach us so many lessons, including how green roofs promote biodiversity, reduce roof temperature, provide habitat and food sources for native pollinators, and reduce stormwater runoff.

The 2021 NCASLA Award Winners are in, and we are delighted to announce that the Garage Apartments Green Roof was recognized yet again! This hardworking, beautiful piece of infrastructure was recognized for its beauty and function. This roof continues to teach us so many lessons, including how green roofs promote biodiversity, reduce roof temperature, provide habitat and food sources for native pollinators, and reduce stormwater runoff.

Read article here:
2021 NCASLA Awards
news

/

Sep 28, 2021

Join Team LRI

We are hiring an Administrative Assistant to join our team and support the company with a variety of tasks and responsibilities.

We are hiring an Administrative Assistant to join our team and support the company with a variety of tasks and responsibilities.

Read article here:
Read more...
news

/

Aug 9, 2021

We are hiring!

Living Roofs Inc is growing and hiring a Project Designer to help with various drafting, graphic production, and administrative tasks. This position is ideal for a professional who thrives working on a diverse range of tasks ranging from pre-construction drawings and details, plant sourcing and scheduling, and production of presentation graphics. An ideal candidate for this position must be willing to adjust to a dynamic schedule that requires excellent organizational and communication skills. For example, some weeks might be filled with design work, while others are full of plant orders and administrative tasks to support our team during construction. There is an option for this to begin as a part-time position of 25-30 hours/week with an opportunity to grow into a full-time position, if preferred.

Living Roofs Inc is growing and hiring a Project Designer to help with various drafting, graphic production, and administrative tasks. This position is ideal for a professional who thrives working on a diverse range of tasks ranging from pre-construction drawings and details, plant sourcing and scheduling, and production of presentation graphics. An ideal candidate for this position must be willing to adjust to a dynamic schedule that requires excellent organizational and communication skills. For example, some weeks might be filled with design work, while others are full of plant orders and administrative tasks to support our team during construction. There is an option for this to begin as a part-time position of 25-30 hours/week with an opportunity to grow into a full-time position, if preferred.

Read article here:
Read more...
news

/

Apr 30, 2021

Now Hiring!

Are you interested in building green roofs? Of course you are! Team LRI is growing and hiring Green Roof Technicians to join our crew. Send your resume and references on over to info@livingroofsinc.com.

Are you interested in building green roofs? Of course you are! Team LRI is growing and hiring Green Roof Technicians to join our crew. Send your resume and references on over to info@livingroofsinc.com.

Read article here:
Read more...
news

/

Jan 28, 2021

Living Roofs, Inc. Partners with UNC Asheville Fellow to Assess Green Roof Benefits for Pollinators

Living Roofs, Inc. is pleased to present our collaboration with University of North Carolina Asheville 2020 McCullough Fellow, Linnea Van Manen on her research project “Assessing Green Roof Benefits for Pollinators.” During the Summer of 2020, Linnea partnered with LRI and utilized the pollinator meadow green roof at Garage Apartments right here in downtown Asheville with the goals of studying the practical application of urban agriculture and its impact on pollinators, and contributing to the existing literature regarding the relationship between vegetated roofs and pollinators.

Living Roofs, Inc. is pleased to present our collaboration with University of North Carolina Asheville 2020 McCullough Fellow, Linnea Van Manen on her research project “Assessing Green Roof Benefits for Pollinators.” During the Summer of 2020, Linnea partnered with LRI and utilized the pollinator meadow green roof at Garage Apartments right here in downtown Asheville with the goals of studying the practical application of urban agriculture and its impact on pollinators, and contributing to the existing literature regarding the relationship between vegetated roofs and pollinators.

Read article here:
Assessing Green Roof Benefits for Pollinators
Read more...
news

/

Mar 16, 2020

WE ARE HIRING!

Living Roofs, Inc. is adding to our green roof installation and maintenance crew. No green roofing experience is necessary. We are based in Asheville but we travel throughout the southeast installing and maintaining green roofs and living walls.

Living Roofs, Inc. is adding to our green roof installation and maintenance crew. No green roofing experience is necessary. We are based in Asheville but we travel throughout the southeast installing and maintaining green roofs and living walls.

Read article here:
news

/

May 21, 2019

WE ARE HIRING!

Living Roofs, Inc. is seeking a skilled landscaper who has experience with plant installations and maintenance. Knowledge of irrigation installation is a plus. This position includes being part of our green roof installation team. No green roofing experience is necessary. We are based in Asheville but we travel throughout the southeast installing and maintaining green roofs and living walls.

Living Roofs, Inc. is seeking a skilled landscaper who has experience with plant installations and maintenance. Knowledge of irrigation installation is a plus. This position includes being part of our green roof installation team. No green roofing experience is necessary. We are based in Asheville but we travel throughout the southeast installing and maintaining green roofs and living walls.

Read article here:
Read more...
news

/

Apr 1, 2019

2019 Green roof maintenance season has begun

The green roof maintenance season is underway! Green roofs across the Southeast are greeting the spring temperatures with new growth and buds. Maintenance is one of the services we offer and is crucial to keeping your green roof performing and looking its best. We also provide rehabilitation strategies and services for green roofs that are underperforming or need a little TLC.

The green roof maintenance season is underway! Green roofs across the Southeast are greeting the spring temperatures with new growth and buds. Maintenance is one of the services we offer and is crucial to keeping your green roof performing and looking its best. We also provide rehabilitation strategies and services for green roofs that are underperforming or need a little TLC.

Read article here:
news

/

Jan 3, 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina Stormwater Program : Rainwater Rewards

Raleigh Rainwater Rewards Program will reimburse the cost of qualifying green roofs up to 90 percent. The amount of reimbursement is dependent on project location, available funding, and project cost. Reimbursements range from 75 to 90 percent of design and construction costs.

Raleigh Rainwater Rewards Program will reimburse the cost of qualifying green roofs up to 90 percent. The amount of reimbursement is dependent on project location, available funding, and project cost. Reimbursements range from 75 to 90 percent of design and construction costs.

Read article here:
Raleigh Rainwater Rewards Program
news

/

Feb 19, 2018

WE ARE HIRING!

We are seeking a skilled landscaper who has experience with plant installations and maintenance. Knowledge of irrigation installation is a plus.

We are seeking a skilled landscaper who has experience with plant installations and maintenance. Knowledge of irrigation installation is a plus.

Read article here:
Read more...