16 May '11, 10am
ConEdison Study Reveals New Roles for Green Roofs
Triple Pundit has pointed out elsewhere that green roofs involve varying degrees of tending , so they are not the kind of improvement you’d make to “flip” a building. However, the long term benefits add up. Building owners gain a roof treatment that has a longer life cycle than conventional roofs, and it can also help attract desirable tenants. Food-related businesses can reap direct benefits from green roofs with an ultra-local, ultra-fresh source of produce. In addition to creating an attractive space for customers and clients, green roofs can also provide an employee perk that enhances morale and wellness. As the world’s population grows, green roofs enable building owners and businesses to pack more resources into densely packed urban spaces, benefiting communities as well as the bottom line.