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Benefits

Before Green Infrastructure

After Green Infrastructure


For the Building Owner:

Regular Roof           Green Roof    
  • Expand roof life 2x3 times (up to 60 years)
  • Reduce air-conditioning costs
  • Reduce winter heating costs
  • Stormwater management tool
  • Up to 15 LEED credits
  • Government and municipality incentives
  • Improve public relations
  • Transform dead space into garden space

For the Community:

  • Reduce stormwater runoff
  • Reduce city “heat island” effect
  • Reduce smog and improve air quality
  • Reduce noise
  • Reduce energy demand
  • Improve aesthetics 
  • Provide green space

For the Environment:

  • Prevent combined sewer overflow
  • Reduce carbon monoxide impact
  • Remove nitrogen pollution from rain 
  • Neutralize acid rain effect
  • Provide habitat for wildlife

Sketches courtesy of Dachbegrunung: Luxus Oder Notwendigkeit - 1976
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"Jorg was instrumental in the successful implementation of both these national award winning projects."

Bruce D.
Conservation Design Forum
Chicago City Hall Green Roof and Peggy Notebaert Museum
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