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falling under the categories of both sustainable design and architecture, green roofs are becoming more and more common.  similar to the vertical gardens i posted about before, green roofs not only look cool but they provide an immense about of environmental benefits.

while the history of green roofs can be traced back many centuries, this idea has made it’s way to the mainstream in recent years.  in terms of environmental benefits, green roofs:

*reduce the overall heat of the building

*filter out pollutants and carbon dioxide

*reduce storm water runoff

*insulate the building for sound

*increases agricultural space so you can grow vegetables and flowers on it

*create a natural habitat for birds and other species

images via thecoolist

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