Education and Awareness on Green Roofs

A green roof is a roof of a building what is covered in vegetation. Green roofs last longer than standard roofs and are used to reduce surface water pollution or stormwater runoff, improve air quality, reduce energy use, create a habitat for wildlife and decrease stress for people.

Photo courtesy of Xero Flor America

Photo courtesy of Xero Flor America

“Will the roofs of new buildings be vegetated? If not, why not?”
— Tom Turner
 

Articles and Studies

How Your Community Will Benefit from Adopting a Green Roof Policy

By: Green Roofs 

Green roofs for healthy cities. Green roofs deliver multiple public and private benefits

 

The Benefits and Challenges of Green Roofs on Public and Commercial Buildings

By: The General Services Administration  |  May 2011

A Report of the United Stated General Services Administration