Green Roof - A Multi-Benefit Project

A vegetated (or green) roof is a layered system of growing medium (soil), filters, and waterproof membrane on the roof of a building. Green roofs absorb heat instead of reflecting it, thus reducing Heat Island Effect. They can also serve as gardens, provide excellent insulation, and harvest rainwater.
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Are green roofs really good for you? [Infographic]

Professional life: This kind of green roofs can take many benefits to humans and environment. Although there is no green roof appear in the world, we should advocate and try to use this kind of roofs.

Vegetated (green) roof

Lurie Garden in Chicago- Great example of using native mid-western plants in a landscape Piet Oudolf

The Consorcio Building in Santiago, Chile is one of the most sustainable office buildings, with up to 48% less energy usage thanks to its green wall, which turns red in autumn.

Beyond Green Roofs: 15 Vertically Vegetated Buildings

The Consorcio Building in Santiago de Chile, Chile is one of the world’s most eco-friendly office complexes. It uses up to less energy thanks to the vegetation climbing up its exterior walls, which turns red in autumn.

"If you’re a green roof professional, this is a must have book. If you’re a homeowner who is thinking about installing a green roof, you need this book too. It will save you lots of time, energy and frustration." From Debbie Roberts of Garden of Possibilities.

The Green Roof Manual by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre (Timber Press, The Green Roof Manual demystifies the techniques for installing and maintaining rooftop plantings.

Architecture roof garden

The Apartment House by Formwerkz Architects The Apartment House by Formwerkz Architects – HomeDSGN, a daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on interior design and home decoration.

The green roof is typically created with three to six inches of growing medium, has no irrigation system, has a very limited maintenance budget, and serves a practical rather than aesthetic purpose. All year long, the extensive green roof soaks up storm water that would otherwise run off, taxing city sewer systems. Extensive green roofs also help lower ambient temperatures during the summer months, lowering cooling costs and helping to mitigate the so-called urban heat island effect.

Crazy About Cacti and Succulents

The green roof is typically created with three to six inches of growing medium…

elaborate residential vegetated (green) roof

Mill Valley Cabins in Mill Valley California by Feldman Architecture. from the Upper Cabin with stone stairs and walkway overlooking the Lower Cabin and the living green roof. i LOVE green roofs. i would definitely have one on my dream home

Jay-Jay 3 Ann Demeulemeester, Seoul

Architects Minsuk Cho and Kisu Park of Mass Studies designed this flora-clad multi-level building to house Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s store in Seoul, South Korea. Read more: Foliage Covered Botanical Building by Mass Studies

On Friday the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, or CTBUH, named a Milanese skyscraper as the “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” at its 14th-ann

The Best Tall Building in 2015 Is Covered in Trees

Bosco Verticale “Vertical Forest” by Stefano Boeri Architetti is voted CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.

The headquarters of the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, DC boasts the second largest vegetated (green) roof in the United States at 550,000 square feet.

Coast Guard in Washington, DC boasts the second largest vegetated (green) roof in the United States at square feet.

How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz - The Washington Post

How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz

White House will unveil strategy to protect honeybee habitat - The Washington Post

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