Green Roofs

A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

Recently I saw an article on green roofs. Growing plants on roofs keeps your cooling costs down in the summer! I think this is a super cool idea. No pun intended.

If you could do any kind of green roof, what would you do? I think it would be cool to grow my vegetables and fruits on my roof, and pick my salads from there! Although, solar power on the roof is also a great idea to use the top of the home in a sustainable way to offset our electricity usage.

Having a green roof improves air quality, especially in congested big cities that are without many trees. We’re so lucky to be operating in an area that has vast nature reserves.

Side note on Gville: Gainesville is a great city for nature lovers, for business, to raise kids, and has a great community. We’re truly blessed to be here.

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