Southwestern College

Why a green roof?  Well, green roofs can do the following:

  • Lessen the heat build-on roofs
  • Lessen heat radiation back into our cities
  • Provide oxygen to our urban air
  • Absorb carbon dioxide, dust, and other pollutants
  • Provide a location for birds and other related organisms
  • Beautify our urban environment
  • They are fun!

Our green roof demonstration garden is built on a sloping octagonal roof that covers a gazebo.  Planted with succulents to lessen the water and maintenance needs, this roof was easy to plant and is fun to watch as it matures.

Last updated: 3/3/2013 6:15:48 PM