The New York Times has a great article today about the benefits of green roofs to big cities. We’ve long been reporting on these benefits, but it is nice to see a lengthy, comprehensive article written in the Times (even in the Opinion section). On top of that, it has some quotes from greensulate founder Amy Norquist!
The article primarily discusses the different types of “green” (as in better for the environment) roofs. This includes white roofs, blue roofs, solar panels, and then the literal green (covered in vegetation) roofs that we design and construct here at greensulate.
There are a variety of studies cited that were conducted by both ConEd and Columbia University, and all evidence points to green roofs being the most effective way to solve a multitude of environmental problems, especially in large urban environments. We expect these studies to continue to point to green roofs as a great way to solve environmental and infrastructure problems.
For the full article, click here.