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Questions tagged [green-roof]

roof covered with vegetation. For questions about construction of a 'normal' roof with sustainable building materials use [building-materials]

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Are green roofs more sustainable than roofs with photo voltaic?

Both types of roofs have advantages. Green roofs do not produce energy (in some cases just fruits) but they do not consume that much energy for production of panels, installation and control and do ...
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How much temperature reduction will I get from a green grass-covered roof?

I want to put a green roof on my top floor by using a plastic caret, adding a 4" layer of soil and planting grass. I want to cover the whole roof with this. Will it help to reduce the heat gain from ...
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Best vegetables for roof top garden?

I have a small garden on the roof of an appartment Building, and I have an area of 3 square meters to plant crops. Last year I planted carrots and got around 100 distributed over the year. This year ...
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What depth of soil is required for a roof top garden?

What depth of soil is required for a roof top garden? In particular I am looking to grow plants that will produce food without requiring re-planting yearly (like strawberries and chives). However I ...
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What process can I follow for my roof garden project?

I want to start a roof garden project and wanted to know what process I can follow in order to meet these requirements: low maintenance (could be easily automated), low resource waste (water, ...
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Infrastructure layers for a green roof?

What layers of sealing/insulation/etc are needed when putting a green roof on an existing structure? Strong preference is for materials that are easily findable/not specialized products. To clarify ...