What is a Green Roof?

A green roof is a roof that has vegetation growing on it, which could be as simple as grass, or as complex as a whole garden or ecosystem.


Why a Green Roof?

Green roofs provide many benefits to a building, including (but not limited to):

Types of Green Roofs

Green Roof Portrait Gallery

ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall

ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall in Fukuoka, Japan
(Credit: Jetson Green)

California Academy of Arts and Sciences Model

Model of the California Academy of Arts and Sciences, Now Being Built
(Credit: Inhabitat)

Residential Green Roof in Norway

Residential Green Roof in Norway (Credit: Nick Enge)

Other Green Roof Resources


Author: Nick Enge

Contributors: Lauren L

General References: WBDG Green Roofs

Special Thanks:




Have something to add to this page? Submit your idea below!
Please remember to cite your sources.

Suggestion:
Name:
Email: