While the environment might not be top of the agenda for many governments, the fact is that conservation, the eco-system and CO emission rates are the concern of all of us.
This is where green roofs come in. No, not roofs that are painted green, but roofs that are essentially a rooftop garden.
Benefits of Green Roofs
* Polluted air is filtered
* Roof temperatures reduced
* Energy bills lowered
* Good use of unused space
In other words, green roofs can bring both environmental and financial benefits.
Forward thinking cities are working with companies to promote green roofs. One such place is Seattle in the US, where the city is working with nurseries to help educate the public about sustainable architecture.
Urban Canopy is raising money through KickStarter to help with planting and growing modules offsite.
Green roofs are being installed not just on homes, but on business premises, government buildings and other places.