Do Cities Need More Green Roofs?

“We took a field trip to the largest green roof in New York City. Then we imagined what the city could be like if all of its roof space was green”...

Using Green Roofs to Reduce Heat Islands

  A green roof, or rooftop garden, is a vegetative layer grown on a rooftop. Green roofs provide shade and remove heat from the air through evapotranspiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot summer days, the surface...

Green Roof Benefits

Green roofs offer many public, private, and design-based benefits. Public Benefits     Aesthetic Improvement Urban greening has long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the built environment and increasing investment opportunity. Waste...

Native Roofs

Native Roofs and green roofs are essentially a built-up areas on a roof surface covered in a growing medium and vegetation. Designs for green roofs can be simple as a layer of sedum and can be as complex as your imagination would like.  Native Roofs tend to have less...