Green roofs and living walls are beneficial to the environment and offer measurable benefits. They are visually appealing and can retain as much as 60% of all rainwater and they filter particulate matter to improve water quality.
Well constructed green roofs:
-support plant, animal and insect life and provide an undisturbed habitat.
-create links between various habitats.
-create new habitats to compensate for the loss of habitats that are destroyed by development.
-absorb much of a rainfall and reduce stormwater runoff.
-improve water quality by reducing pollutant release.
-absorb sound and reduce noise pollution.
-contribute to building insulation reducing heating and air-conditioning costs.