green roof, definition of
- Green Roof
A green roof is a conventional roof covered with a layer of
vegetation, also known as “living roofs”. Green roofs serve several
purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing
insulation, creating a wildlife habitat and helping to lower urban
air temperatures and combat the urban heat island effect.
There are two types of green roofs: intensive roofs, which are thicker
and can support a wider variety of plants but heavy and require ongoing maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are covered in a light
layer of vegetation and are lighter than an intensive green roof.
News & Blog articles where 'green roof' used:
- This sustainable Jackson Hole residence has a LED-lit indoor slide
The Jackson Tech House not only has spectacular views of the Teton Range from its location high on a double sloped site, but it also has a number of unique and sustainable features...
- Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity
At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature...
- Villa in Vietnam prioritizes natural light and green space
Step into K-Villa+, located in Cần Thơ, Vietnam. Finished in 2020, this villa maximizes open spaces for natural light and prioritizes environmentally-inclusive design with a green roof and tropical-style garden. The villa is located near...
- Maggies Leeds Centre provides a calming refuge for cancer patients
U.K. charity Maggie’s has expanded its free cancer support system with the completion of Maggie’s Leeds Centre, a gorgeous, nature-inspired respite open for people who have cancer and their families and friends. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, Maggie’s...
- This timber home weaves around pine trees for reduced site impact
A cluster of timber boxes make up Haus Koeris, a new eco-friendly home by architecture firm Zeller & Moye. Located near a lake close to Berlin, the sustainable home comprises five staggered boxes that not only step around the mature tree trunks to...
- Solar-powered bungalow in Australia promotes indoor-outdoor living
This bungalow-style home combines a thermal chimney system with solar power to improve energy efficiency. The young family who bought the original home wanted to present the rest of their community with a welcomed sense of connection through indoor-outdoor...
- Czech Republics first 3D-printed floating home will take just 48 hours to build
The first 3D-printed house in Czech Republic is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2020. Not only will the project, called Prvok, only take about 48 hours to build, but this floating home will also set an example for innovative affordable housing...
- 3XNs green-roofed offices to sport an elevated cycling path in Stockholm
Danish architecture firm 3XN has won a design competition for Kvarter 15 (District 15), a new office that will revitalize Stockholm’s Östra Hagastaden neighborhood with eye-catching architecture, public spaces and an elevated pedestrian and cyclist...
- Green-roofed villa blends into a Costa Rican jungle landscape
Hidden in the lush mountains of Costa Rica is Atelier Villa, a green-roofed residence that Czech architecture firm Formafatal created as part of the boutique retreat Art Villas Resort...
- Designers propose sustainable housing in response to COVID-19 lifestyle changes
For those lucky enough to keep their jobs during the global pandemic, a large portion have been working from home — a privilege that could become a permanent way of life for many...
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