Real World Gardener Rooftop Gardnes Part 3 in Desgin Elements

March 29th, 2015

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 DESIGN ELEMENTS

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Rooftop gardens can work and are something you might want to think about if you only got a small amount of land on which to garden.

But what plants survive on a rooftop garden? What climate factors will impact most on those plants that you choose?

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You might not know that Switzerland has recently passed a bylaw which states that new buildings must be designed to relocate the green space covered by the building's footprint to their roofs - even existing buildings -including historical buildings - must now green 20% of their rooftops. This has created an increased demand for research and material/product design.

Green roofs are a huge investment, especially financially.

But research shows that the benefits outweigh the cost.

Not only do green roofs help to combat the urban heat island effect, they’re energy-efficient and can be quite useful, particularly if they include vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

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