What Are Green Roofs

A Green Roof is not simply plants placed on the rooftop, but rather a highly-engineered contiguous system of plantings designed to protect the structural integrity of the building while providing significant environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits for the owner.


A Green Roof consists of vegetation and soil, or specially engineered growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green Roofs can be used in many applications, including industrial facilities, retail office buildings, condominiums and other residences and any number of commercial properties. In Europe, for generations, they have been widely used for their storm water management and energy savings potential, as well as their aesthetic benefits.

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