Why do you have plants growing on the roof of that other building?

| February 21, 2014 | Reply

These plants are a hardy type that can subsist in a “green roof” environment. A green roof uses plants to recycle precipitation and to minimize rooftop contribution to global warming. Recycling precipitation reduces contaminated runoff into groundwater supplies. In a rooftop environment without plants the ultraviolet light from the sun is converted to infrared (heat) and serves to warm the atmosphere. Planting the rooftop simulates the natural environment that was in place before the building was constructed. The plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and change the color from black to green thereby reducing energy absorption.

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