Green Roof


A green roof adds natural features to the urban environment and provides economic benefits; they insulate buildings reducing heating/cooling costs, extend the life of roofs by 20 years and require very little maintenance because they absorb stormwater. Water that is not absorbed is cooled and cleaned before running off. Contaminates and pollutants in stormwater such as nitrogen and lead are greatly reduced. Green roofs improve air quality and combat the “urban heat island” effect, which is the increase in temperatures in urban areas due to a large amount of development and very little green space.