Creating a Low Maintenance Green Roof

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Green roof
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24/03/2016

Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular atop multi-story residential apartments, providing amenity spaces for inhabitants of the building.

They are receiving praise for not only reclaiming green space in our dense cities but also for their environmental value.

Beyond aesthetics, it is well documented that green roofs can:

  • Help reduce the urban heat island effect
  • Reduce noise pollution
  • Sequester carbon
  • Be used as a passive tool for energy savings
  • Encourage biodiversity and
  • Support biophilia – the connection between human beings and nature

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