Thursday, April 27, 2006

Green Roofs Growing In North America

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities released their reports for 2004 and 2005 that indicate a 80% growth in green roof square footage in the United States. Green roofs also known as eco-roofs, vegetated roofs covered 1.3 million sq. ft. in 2004 and grew to 2.5 million sq. ft. in 2005. Cities with the most green roofs include Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Austin, Texas and Des Moines, Iowa.

Green Roofs For Healthy Cities' mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure across North America and rapidly advance the development of the market for green roof products and services.

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