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Integrated Urban Bioswale Components | Economies of Swale | SymbioticCity

The sections above illustrate the basic components and functioning of the drain system integrated urban bioswale. The principle structure is a reinforced concrete channel that

How Green Roofs work. Click image to enlarge & visit the slowottawa.ca Grow It board >> http://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/grow-it/

Layers of a Green Roof. would Albany benefit from more "green" roofs? Could the City provide tax incentives for converting rooftops into sustainable and viable ecosystems?

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Impressed with the amount of green garden rooftops in Chicago. Beautiful solutions to energy efficiency. Provides insulation to regulate interior temperatures and a place to oxygenate and relax in the city sans cutting down more trees!

green roof layers

Roofs that hold water: reduce heating and cooling costs, increase life of roof, and create a rooftop garden! Would be great on a shipping container home, as there might be a risk of collapsed roof otherwise if drainage isn't sufficient.