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Green Roofs

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Veronica Bermeo

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Green Roofs

Advantages of a green roof Results A rooftop planting greatly increases the available amount of green space in any urban or suburban environment
- this helps reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by human activity
- the plants on the roof tops can effectually filter air and remove other harmful pollutants Some countries that have green roofs are
-Australia
-Canada
-Egypt
-France
-Germany
-Greece
-Iceland
-Switzerland
-Sweden
-United Kingdom
-United States Green Roofs - improves the thermal resistance of the roof assembly through out the year
-helps reduce cooling costs during summer months
-reduces noise levels
-is a important component of our strategy to combat climate change
- green roofs can help urban spaces also called "heat islands" because they can reduce warming trends by cooling and humidifying the surrounding air
-green roofs can be used as a natural habitat for plants and insects such as butterflies to remain within urban areas Green roofs have been catching on as part of the growing trend to make our cities and buildings more sustainable By: Veronica, Priscila, Erika A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium An example of a green roof What is a green roof? How do the plants help? Disadvantages -expensive to build Green roofs are also called eco-roofs, living roofs, and vegetated roofs. The US has one of the largest expanses of extensive green roofs. It is in Michigan A properly designed and installed green roof costs 15 to 20 dollars per square root.
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