Have you heard of this new trend,the green roof? I’m not talking about painting your roof green. Many are using this technology for their buildings. Scroll down to learn more about this technology.
What is Green Roof Technology?
Basically the green roof method refers to growing a layer of vegetation on a rooftop. Green roof can be as shallow as two in layer or multiple layers depending on the overall goal. They can be installed on industrial buildings and residences. Many metro areas are adopting these methods into their building codes to reduce heat that builds up, and help the environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency also has more information.
Improve health and comfort: These roofs reduce the amount of heat that gets transferred during the summer months especially during heat waves.
Reduce Energy: Green roofs act as insulators for buildings, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool the building. Keeping the Building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.