Green Roofs Improve Energy Efficiency and Livability

Green Living Guy

Installing a green roof offers property owners a fantastic opportunity to decrease their energy costs while also increasing environmental efficiency. While converting to a green roof isn’t precisely inexpensive, this improvement could easily pay for itself in just a few years. Plus, studies have shown that green roofs help people breathe easier by reducing air pollutants as well as provide a community gathering place. Understanding these benefits of having a green roof may just convince you to replace your traditional roof with something newer and more innovative.

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Green roofs are particularly popular in urban places where high-rise buildings dominate the skyline. However, they are also increasingly showing up in residential neighborhoods as more people understand the value of a green roof. Unlike a traditional roof that merely provides protection from the elements, a green roof transforms this previously unusable space into something that improves the energy efficiency…

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Author: Andy Nolan

An experienced director-level professional with expertise in sustainable development, cities, universities, governance, policy and strategy. 15 years of experience working in the field of sustainability in both the private and public sector. Has worked within a local authority, in multi-authority partnerships locally and nationally. Experience in higher education across four universities in the UK plus representative bodies. Particular areas of interest and expertise include; energy; transport; climate change; waste management; air quality; decentralised energy; education for sustainability; smart cities; knowledge transfer; research.

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