03 Nov '12, 5pm

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn.

In addition to a potential reduction of annual cooling energy and cost by 7%, it was also concluded that it would have been possible to downsize the HVAC system which would have resulted in additional savings. The patented pre-vegetated roof is mature upon delivery allowing for immediate benefits. Unlike a plant in place green roof or one planted with cuttings, there is very little maintenance for our pre grown green living roof after the installation. The majority of the time spent on other types of roofs includes weeding, watering and high doses of fertilizers to enhance rooting which could kill a maintenance budget. Historically here in the US, plant in place roofs have dramatically deteriorated after the two year mark never reaching full coverage. In some cases the negative results are a lack of experience and not accounting for the unexpected labor. Not in this case; ...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/content/apr-Green-Living-Roof-C...

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