What is a green roof?
Put simply, a green roof is exactly as it sounds. It’s a flat to low pitched roof (no more than 30 degree pitch) that is covered in vegetation and fauna. Predominantly, the surface is composed of plant and soil layers, which help to absorb water and reduce run off, as well as adding an additional insulation layer for the roof.
Whilst green roofs have existed for centuries, they have certainly increased in popularity over the past few decades as more and more businesses move towards corporate social responsibility to counter the decline of green and biodiversity spaces in urban areas, such as cities. It's not unusual these days for city planners.
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