living roof construction | he major components in constructing a green roof are :
Floors and walls in an ICF home..icf is concrete formed more insulated, stronger and energy efficient
❧ Extensive Sedum Green Roof. An extensive green roof is a green roof that is less than 6″ thick. As opposed to an intensive green roof that is more than 6″ thick. Because of the thickness of the growing medium an extensive green roof can only support sedum and drought tolerant small plants. The reason for this is the limited root space and the small amount of water the soil can store. Here is a good image of an extensive green roof structure.
Green roofs environmental benefits Green roofs can be advantageous for many reasons: Reduce heating and cooling Increase the roof life span by at least double Grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers Reduce run-off storm water Filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air Insulate for sound and heat Filter pollutants and heavy metals out of rainwater Increase wildlife habitat
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