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Green Roof Design - Front-End Loading for Success

Not all green roofs are created equally. Designing a green roof for maximum storm water absorption may be quite different than one where daily use as garden space by tenants is the primary goal. It's not only about the design but about the professionals hired to execute the plan. But first, deciding how your green roof will be used and what you want to accomplish is imperative. This task should be determined early in the process before making any design decisions. Front end loading the design will save time and design fees and result in a clear and comprehensive specification with no surprises at bid time. A few questions to ask are: 1. Will tenants, workers and/or visitors utilize the rooftop space or will it only be viewed but not entered? 2. Will the green roof be made an integral part of the site storm water management plan, energy conservation…Log In to Read Full Article

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