10/18/2010

Benefits of Green Roofs

Green roofs provide overlooked benefits.

 

Green roofs, like the massive 27,750 square foot, EPA Recovery Act funded, green roof located atop the World Wildlife Fund headquarters, offer benefits in a variety of areas.  Along with providing shade, removing heat from the air, and reducing temperatures in ways a conventional rooftop can’t, green roofs come with other excellent benefits:

  • Reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas: Green roofs can lower demands on air conditioning, decreasing production of associated pollutants. The vegetation can remove air pollutants through dry deposition and carbon sequestration and storage.
  • Improved health and comfort:  By reducing heat transfers through the building roof, green roofs can improve indoor comfort and lower heat stress.
  • Green roofs are instrumental in handling and reducing stormwater run-off.
  • Reduced energy use:  Green roofs reduce the need for energy associated with cooling and heating by acting as an insulator.

Learn more about green roof benefits and the Recovery Act at www.epa.gov/recovery.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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