A little about me...

Work

Green Roof Diagnostics...

World-Class Green Roof Research - For a Better Future!

Short video by GRD's lab technican, Derek Hidalgo, about his passion for this work

Next-Generation Vegetated Roofs

In this video, produced by Purple-Roof, I discuss a bit of the environmental challenges that GRD is trying to face.

Environment

A passion for the environment...

Passion

Something a little shaggy...

A beautiful urban meadow in my neighborhood, in Washington, DC

Technology

Leveraging technology...

My home office. Greg can't complain since half the top floor of our house is trains.

Amazing New Technology!...

Purple-Roof Hydrology Explained

This video explains the Purple-Roof Concept. Enjoy!

Environmental Sensors

Environmental sensors...

Evapotranspiration

Making ET accessible...

Retention Modeler Teaser

Javascript libraries

Conjunction junction, what's your function?...

Shhh... I'm having an affair with SVGs!...

Hydrologic Modeling

Continuous Flow Retention and Detention Modeling...

The Green Roof Kicks Out Your Tank

Sorry, I do not have a video that shows hydrologic modeling, but I can show you this video that shows the end results: a green roof that can replace a stormwater tank.

Graphing

Graphs are my most important tool...

Screenshot to illustrate some of the power of react-chart-js-preprocessor. In the React dev tools at right, a portion of one object is shown; notice keys with numeric properties. The preprocessor reads these keys to generate the controls shown at left, grouped by unit of measurement, and allowing toggling any property on the graph.

Food should be easy, fun, and nourishing...

Garlic Scape Pasta

One of our favorite veggies is garlic scapes, the crack of vegetables. Here's the #1 way to cook garlic scapes.

Frozen Steak

We don't each much meat, but when we do, it looks like I'll burn the kitchen down! Enjoy!

This is my personal website. It's not all business....

Greg and me with our neighbors, Sharon and Ann, at the 2018 Gay Pride parade in Amsterdam