Kelly M. Smith

Living Roofs

Living roof vendors seemed to be down every aisle at Greenbuild; this one is Rana Creek from California. Though living roofs are mostly used for commercial buildings, everyone interested in green building should know about them.

What is a living roof?
The basic gist is that plants grown on the roof catch and filter rainwater, prohibiting it from running directly into the storm sewer system. They’re great for urban environments where flooding and runoff from over-capacity storm sewers can be a real environmental problem.

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