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Green roofs have other advantages.They scrub the air: one square meter can absorb all the emissions from a car being driven 12,000 miles a year, said Amy Norquist, chief executive of Greensulate, which installs green roofs.And green roofs can provide the plants that animals, birds and bees need where parks are far apart.

Green Roofs in Big Cities Bring Relief From Above

Implementing green roofs into architecture is rapidly becoming a design principle for buildings at every scale. There are many benefits to a green roof including a decrease in heating and cooling costs, which in turn mitigates the urban heat island effect. Other benefits include a natural filter for rain water, an increase in the life span of the roof, a natural habitat for animals and plants and a reduction in dust and smog levels. In this post are four highlighted projects with green roofs

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Implementing green roofs into architecture is rapidly becoming a design principle for buildings at every scale.

Maynilad Water Complex Proposal / HartnessVision

Maynilad Water Complex Proposal / HartnessVision

Image 2 of 16 from gallery of Maynilad Water Complex Proposal / HartnessVision. Courtesy of HartnessVision

Ejemplo de techo verde (Green Roof) Fuente: zinco-cubiertas-ecologicas.es #techoverde #techosverdes

Ejemplo de techo verde (Green Roof) Fuente: zinco-cubiertas-ecologicas.es #techoverde #techosverdes

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The US Postal Service Plans to Plant its Second Green Roof in New York...

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Roof top gardens in our cities are becoming increasingly popular and are in effect ‘greening’ the urban jungles of the world.

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