Green Roofs

A green roof is an extension of an existing roof that includes high-quality waterproofing, drainage, filter cloth, light-weight growth medium, plants and irrigation.

green roof cross section assembly
Snapshot of how green roofs are assembled.

Green roof benefits include:

  • Beauty and aesthetics
  • Increased longevity of roofing assembly due to reduced UV exposure
  • Decreased quantity and increased quality of stormwater run-off
  • Evaporative cooling from plant material keeps building temperatures more comfortable
  • Habitat for butterflies and birds, potential for edible garden