Raising the Green Roof

Raising the Green Roof

It’s time that we put more green roofs over our heads. 

Green roofs have the power to make a quantifiable impact on buildings and the built environment. Conventional roofs in the U.S. are typically made out of slate, metal, plastic, or even clay shingles, while green roofs improve those materials with a layer of vegetation. Installing a green roof over a conventional roof leads to numerous potential benefits for building occupants and the surrounding community, like adding green space and reducing the heat island effect in cities.

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