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January 1st, 2013

Posted in: Sustainability

Green Roofs – The Future is Here

More and more green roofs are being constructed. There are quite some advantages having a green roof. The loss of building energy is dramatically reduced, as the green roof sits on top of a thick insulation layer. Rain water is absorbed by the soil, and retention cups under the soil save water for later use by the grass or plants. There is quite a reduction of rain water running into the public storm water system. What is more fascinating, we have our own little garden or area to enjoy the outdoors. Imagine that most of the roofs in your City or Town have green roofs, what a view  that will be! The cost ranges from $ 8 to $20 per sf. , and reflects a reasonable percentage of the total cost. Well, why do you not grow your own food in the roof top garden, it will reduce your total cost, and the view is great!

Ref: Duca Financial Services Toronto, Canada

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