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Green roof

A green roof is a roof of a building which is partially or completely covered with plants. It may be a tended roof garden[?] or a more self-maintaining ecology like a living wall[?] or breathing wall[?]. An earth structure[?] often has such a roof, as plants simply grow naturally over it, making a hill that is from some angles indistinguishable from a natural one.

Green roofs are used to:

A green roof is often a key component of an autonomous building.

According to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (a network of public and private interests founded by Steven W. Peck[?] based in Toronto):

"In North America, the benefits of green roof technologies are poorly understood and the market remains immature, despite the efforts of several industry leaders. In Europe however, these technologies have become very well established"

See also: eco-village, arcology

External links

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (http://peck.ca/grhcc/index)



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