14 Sep '12, 8pm

Green Roofs for Buses

Frankly, I kind of like it as an art project. I wouldn't mind seeing a few of these buses driving around just to catch people's attention and add some flare to an otherwise bland cityscape. But it's not something I think should be done on a large scale. Once you get past the novelty of it, you realize that you're just making the bus heavier, more expensive, less aerodynamic, and less efficient. You'll end up with more CO2, not less. You'll end up with more solar energy absorption than a white roof, not less. It'll cost more to operate and maintain the bus. So, interesting concept, but not a good idea in the end.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/ecogeeks/3809-green-roofs-for-buses

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