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green roof

n
(Environmental Science) a roof covered with vegetation, designed for its aesthetic value and to optimize energy conservation
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What's this, what are all these buildings?" she asked, wanting to change the conversation and pointing to the red and green roofs that came into view behind the green hedges of acacia and lilac.
"Now then, there is no doubt that I am dreaming; but I never before was aware of such mad freaks as these." And up he flew into the green roof and sang; but in the song there was no poetry, for the spirit of the poet was gone.
He moved away from under the green roof of leaves, and stopping in the sunlight outside and turning cheerfully towards us, said, "I shall be found about here somewhere.
Green roofs provide private advantages, such as energy conservation and roof durability.
"There are two main research areas that we are focussing on," said Dr Adam Bates, an ecologist at the University of Birmingham, who analyses the results of this and two other green roofs in Birmingham that are part of the SWITCH programme.
Since they are raised garden beds you can easily use them as your own green roofs for living roof or at the balcony extension.
[USA], July 14 (ANI): Planting more vegetation, using reflective materials on hard surfaces and installing green roofs on buildings can help cool potentially deadly urban heat islands, recent study suggests.
Green roofs are a challenging proposition for existing buildings because not every structure can handle the extra weight or maintenance.
I recently visited the Javits Center's rooftop garden and learned about how green roofs can help the environment.
The 448-unit Skyview Park Development at 40-28 College Point Boulevard teamed up with Blondie's Treehouse to create one of Queen's largest green roofs. The green roof made of sedum plants was installed in phases between February and March.