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green roofs

A natural heating/cooling alternative that provides thermal insulation and evaporative cooling due to water circulating from plants. See also: Heating/cooling systems
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For these reasons, Circo's conclusion is valid: regulatory takings jurisprudence will not pose a significant obstacle to regulations involving green construction, including green roofs. (219)
"A brown roof is a type of green roof which mimics brownfield areas - the type of speciesrich habitat that spontaneously develops from rubble a year or two after the demolition of a building.
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Published in the journal 'Atmosphere,' the study used computer modeling to show the temperature differences that can be made in a variety of property types -- from tree-filled neighborhoods to heavily --paved industrial areas -- through planting trees and vegetation, installing green roofs and using materials on roofs and pavement that reflect heat.
Green roofs contribute to lowering operating costs in three ways:
Green roofs also help keep cities cool (see Natural Coolers, below).
Queens is getting greener with a new 55,000 s/f green roof atop a Flushing luxury condo.
San Francisco, CA, August 16, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate, a leader in commercial real estate PACE financing, announced the launch of new financing program for the installation, service, and maintenance of Green Roofs and Living Roofs nationwide.
Several studies examined thermal performance of green roofs and green walls as well as their impacts on building energy consumption.
Since our first article about green roofs, published in 1995, the idea has caught on and a whole industry has developed.