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Great Idea: Green Roofs

Simply stated, a green roof is a roof on which vegetation takes the place of asphalt, gravel and shingles. A green roof consists of a waterproofing layer, a drainage layer, growing media (soil) and plants. Among the many benefits of a green roof are that it: mitigates urban heat island improves energy efficiency of building […]

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Great Idea: Living Walls

Living walls are vertical surfaces comprised of an irrigated plant mass. Living walls are an ideal application of harvested rainwater or grey water in that they offer biofiltration of volatile organic compounds to mitigate indoor air pollution. For more information, see: The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall, New York Times Tree Walls and Towers, […]

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