Green Roof

Old 02-21-06, 07:15 AM
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Green Roof

I tried this in the architecture forum, but I think this might be a better match.

Does anyone know anything about "green roofs" where you plant a low ground cover in a lightweight growing medium? Helps with run off, heat gain, etc.

I want to build a small garage (20X20) with a green roof and need some info on design requirements, for the foundation, roof, walls, etc. (particulary the roof). I want to be able to build this with no interior walls or supports (i.e. I want the full open space inside the garage). While I am looking for design ideas, this is not something I want to design myself. I will get an engineer or architect, but I want to get some general ideas at this point.

Any comments would be appreciated, but I would respectfully request that you not respond unless you actually know something about these types of roofs.
Old 02-21-06, 12:23 PM
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You may want to check out the following for research projects concerning green roofs:

Good luck.


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