23 Feb '13, 3am

#gogreen Benefits of green roofs

If you live in a large metro like we do, odds are you see mostly bleak-hued buildings. Lots and lots of buildings. One thing we don’t see enough of? Greenery. Of any sort, really. (Unless you count the dog park, or rather, the patch of brown grass down the street.) We’re so nature-deprived we’d welcome the sight of some weeds. Lucky for us though, we recently came across the perfect solution for our green-deficient misery: green roofs. Plant them on your roof and the top of your home becomes your very own grassy plain; convince the super next door to grow one and you’ll have the perfect view of faux fields to wake up to. (Our apologies if you’re surrounded by tall buildings.) And the best part of using your roof as an alternative to a yard? After installation, it’ll require less upkeep and positively impacts your electric bills (more on that later). A rooftop yard also mea...

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2013/02/22/plant-a-green...

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