Green Roofs

Low Perennials

GREEN ROOFS and living walls serve several purposes for our environment and dwellings in Canada and beyond.¬†Installing a green roof is not a new engineering feat, but the benefits green buildings have on our wellbeing are always significant. A green roof designed well offers an abundance of benefits. Projects involving perennials with the ability to clean "grey water"(dirty storm water) or, retain rainwater for the plants, are contributing to a cooling of what is referred to as the Heat Island effect. This cooling effect from plants, much like a forest, provide a beneficial energy conservation for the buildings they are installed on. ¬†Creating a habitat for birds, hawks butterfly and worms will offer our ever growing urban centres a balance against the concrete. Plants offer us an … [Read more...]