Green Roofs in the Arid and Semi-Arid West
The primary objective of green roof applications is to absorb the precipitation which contacts the roof surfaces and release it at a reduced and measured pace. A green roof reduces peak flow and runoff volumes from rain and snowmelt events to mimic a more natural landscape. Green roofs also help mitigate urban heat island impacts and reduce building energy needs. Existing applications prove that green roofs can thrive in arid and semi-arid climates.
|Green Roof Vegetation Growing Over Drip Irrigation|