GreenRoof Concept

17 years ago

This forum seems a logical place to ask whether any one has been involved with, has direct experience with or has information about the Green Roof concept/movement? Just to be clear, Green Roof does not mean gardening in containers on roofs, or green-painted roofs. It's a growing movement to engineer roofs so that they can be used for direct planting. The advantages are keeping building cooler in summer, conserving heat in winter, adding oxygen to the atmosphere, and helping to reduce the heat island

effect in cities.

My co-op is now involved in researching the topic,

with a view to re-building our roof next year as a Green Roof, and I wondered if any of you incredibly knowledgeable folks can contribute to my research, which has to do with the plant development part of the project. Any information/curiosity welcomed. Thanks

Eleanorm on the roof in Toronto

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