Our Green Roof Turns Red

October 22, 2019

Photos by Taylor Barrett

Our green roof is ablaze with fall foliage.

The sedum planted on our roof turns red in the fall.

Sedum is a hardy drought-resistant succulent plant with water storing leaves.

Benefits of a Green Roof

  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Releases oxygen
  • Reflects less heat
  • Mitigates storm water runoff
  • Keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Helps keep energy costs down
  • Creates a habitat for birds and insects

That Looks Heavy!

It is. A green roof weighs significantly more than a traditional membrane roof assembly.

However, the  structure on our building has been sized to support that added weight.