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'Living Roofs' Help Build Resilience to Changing Climates

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New research has illustrated the benefits of living roofs - roofs covered in living, growing plants - including improved resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 11:36 am
Makes perfect sense.

Kamia C. (90)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 1:20 pm
These can work very well in urban settings, but their design and upkeep can be quite tricky, so if you're going to do one of these, make sure you have them properly engineered for drainage, and back-up systems for leakage to the floor below. Hard experience has taught me they almost are never 100% stable.

pam w. (138)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 1:43 pm
This is just ONE of many possible solutions to the energy crisis.

Birgit W. (157)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 5:40 pm
Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

Eternal Gardener (754)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 7:12 pm
Our next dwelling will have a green roof!

Debra G. (0)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 9:07 pm
Was just reading the "Risky Business" report ( concerning the financial impact of climate change. Thank goodness for the baby steps being done to combat climate change now, like thiese roofs.Someday, we may all have these.

Sara P. (66)
Wednesday July 2, 2014, 7:00 am
Sound good, thanks for sharing Cher
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