Energy efficiency and environmentally sound designs are becoming industry standards. At the same time, many corporations and municipalities are requiring green and sustainable practices throughout their buildings. In this environment, you must always seek ways to improve the performance of new and existing buildings. Green roofs have been used for decades in residential and commercial construction in Europe, but their use is a recent development in the US. Structure is the most critical of all green roof components. In new design, green roofs can add cost to the structural framing. Another key element is waterproofing. Contractor installation is also a very important factor in the success of a green roof installation. If you are considering a rooftop garden, it might be a good idea to conduct a cost/benefit analysis first with these ideas in mind. If the positives outweigh the negatives, it might be worth building into your budget.
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