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COMPILED BY JANELLE PENNY AND JENNIE MORTON
Your green roof is a living investment. The soil and vegetation atop your facility
add extra insulation, reduce the urban heat island effect, and boost your
building’s aesthetic value and green credibility. Choose from a wide spectrum
of vegetated roof systems to discover the greenery that best fits your region
and your facility’s unique needs.
“Do your own homework,” recommends Jerry Beall, Product and Technical
Specialist for Fiber Tite Roofing Systems, a membrane manufacturer that partners
with green roof suppliers. “The biggest concern is quality, not cost, because
it will cost you a lot more to fix problems down the road than what you could
save on the initial investment.”
These projects across four ASHRAE climate zones show what’s possible
with rooftop vegetation, from relatively hands-off systems with grasses and
sedums to elaborate installations with flowers, trees and spaces for building
occupants. Which one fits your location and requirements?