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 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