green roof, definition of
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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:
- Sustainable office renovation in Barcelona earns LEED Gold
Designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura, this sustainable renovation completely transformed a 1970s office building in Barcelona, Spain. The project, a new headquarters of the Naturgy Group, overcame several structural obstacles to achieve LEED Gold certification.[...]
- Domaine de l'Anse Sauvage emphasizes lush greenery
The Domaine de l’Anse Sauvage uses abundant outdoor green space in conjunction with a residential housing and apartment hotel development to blur the lines between the natural and indoor worlds.[...]
- A green roof makes Lazy House a sustainable beauty
Lazy House's design emphasizes the relationship between house, garden and city. Each element flows together in this beautiful, harmonious home.[...]
- This island home has a green roof seeded with native, drought-tolerant plants
Lone Madrone is a 1,600-square-foot vacation retreat located on a rocky, south-facing shoreline on Orcas Island, a horseshoe-shaped islet in the San Juan Islands archipelago off Washington state...
- Casa CBC incorporates greenery at every level
While a home provides shelter, it can also highlight exciting architectural design and a marriage with the surrounding landscape. In the case of CBC House, it’s all that and more.[...]
- Harvards new Science and Engineering Complex is an example of healthy design
It is a project that has taken years, but the eye-popping new Science and Engineering Complex at Harvard University has recently been completed. This is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research and study with wet and dry laboratory spaces, offices...
- Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center is a hidden art hall in China
Made using sustainable materials like local wood and low-emissivity glass, the Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center helps link the area’s surrounding ecological forest with the architecture of China and Italy...
- This administrative office building features a net-zero carbon design
New buildings offer an opportunity for innovations in efficiency and eco-friendly design. ZAS Architects, in collaboration with Bucholz McEvoy Architects, considered these goals in the design for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA)...
- Modular, prefab cabins immerse guests in a Slovakian forest
A Scandinavian-inspired eco-friendly getaway has popped up in a Slovakian forest with the completion of the ‘Tree Houses,’ a cluster of prefab cabins for Hotel Björnson in the heart of the Jasná ski resort...
- Green-roofed Seattle home effortlessly pulls the outdoors in
When long-time Queen Anne residents Tracy and Greg Adams found the perfect hillside location for their new modern home, they tapped local design firms Lane Williams Architecture and Swivel Interiors to craft the Prospect House, an abode...
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