Green roof - short guide A recent study conducted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities indicates the green roof industry is growing dramatically. The study sites a growth rate of more than 25 percent every year. The green roof industry, according to the study, is growing rapidly in response to the pressing need for cleaner air, improved energy efficiency, more usable green space in communities, and better storm water management. In fact, it concluded that the storm water–management benefits of green roofs make them ideal for ultra-urban areas : they don’t consume additional land, and they reduce the need for costly drainage-filtering systems.
Simply put, green roofs are proving to be ideal for growing urban communities. Not only do they help to reduce storm water runoff, but green roofs play a significant role in protecting human health as well...