green roof

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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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Darren, 40, said: "It took a long time to work out how to get goats up there, firstly with the living roof and then the weight.
The shed, pictured left, is constructed out of rammed earth and has a living roof Encourage wildlife with your shed by allowing moss and other plants to grow on the roof of your shed.
Let this tiny modern planter stand alone as a sculpture--or add some greenery to create a living roof. Truss planter (4 in.
Certain plants may be more ideal for achieving desired goals, but you can customize and use your imagination to come up with a living roof that suites your needs and likes.
And it will include a number of green elements including a "living roof" made from planted materials which will provide additional insulation.
HEAD Arlene Wood isn't just making sure the grass on the school's living roof of her school grows - she wants to make sure that staff and pupils can grow?
Other examples in North America include a 1.5-acre living roof at the Gap corporate office in San Bruno, California; a 3/4-acre roof on a business complex adapted from a 1925 Montgomery Ward catalog warehouse in Baltimore; more than two acres of green roofs and terraces at the Solaire high-rise in Manhattan; and an eight-acre multi-level roof at Salt Lake City's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center.
Due to their weight and need for solid structural engineering, living roofs are better suited to new construction, rather than retrofits, although a structural engineer can help you determine the feasibility of your existing building structure for supporting a living roof.
Ford's long-awaited Escape gas-electric hybrid SUV is finally on the road (at pounds 13,500) and he has even built an eco-friendly factory with the world's largest living roof blanketed with flowers.
The materials will be sourced locally and the building will have sustainable features, including a living roof."
Future projects include an observatory for guests to watch the night stars and a barn with living roof to collect and reuse rainwater..
But the park's latest attraction is hard to top: the new California Academy of Sciences--an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and research institution all under one spectacular living roof.