Monday, October 25, 2010

Living Green Roofs

I not only have a passion for interior design and eco-friendly furnishings, but I also love architecture, especial when combined with green, sustainable building practices. One aspect of green building that fascinates me is Living Green Roofs - they offer great benefits for urban environments and the people who live in them.
  • Planting beds provide insulation and protection for the building's roof.
  • Vegetation naturally cleans the air.
  • Covering the roof with plants helps prevent climate change (traditional dark roofs cause heat island effect making the area hotter).
  • Living roofs create micro climates for birds and insects.
  • Gardens provide beauty and additional areas of leisure.

Diagram of a Living Green Roof

Impressive Living Green Roofs

1 comment:

  1. For a person who loves architecture, I'm sure that you find these fascinating.The last picture can be found at the at the School of Art, Design, And Media at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. I've seen it in person, and I'm one of those people who can state how beautiful that green roof really is! You'll truly see the benefits of a green roofing system once you have it on your own property.

    Ruben Pratt @ AR Roofing