Green Walls and Roofs

If you have ever wanted to do something truly unique with your landscaping, you should check out green walls and roofs. Green walls are basically vertical landscaping. They use a variety of plants that are well suited to this type of application and plug them into a framework that is fastened to the side of a building. The benefits include improved aesthetics as well as reduced utility bills as a result of sunlight being absorbed by the plants before it hits the building.
Green Wall
Green Wall
http://www.eltlivingwalls.com/

Green roofs are basically like having a lawn on your roof. Besides absorbing the suns’ rays, a green roof insulates and prevents heating and cooling from escaping from the inside and absorbs and uses rainwater. A building we profiled, The California Academy of Arts and Sciences, is being built with an undulating green roof.
Green Roof in Toronto Canada
Green Rooftops

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