Think Green Live Green
Green roofs are brilliant at insulating a house, both for keeping the heat in and keeping the cold out. Yep, believe it or not, those flowers on your roof are actually even more eco friendly than concrete or reflective paint. And although we’re seeing more and more green roofs installed today, this “technology” has been around since early ages, as you’ll see in the photos below. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to watch the informational video on page 3 also. Enjoy!
The green roof design on the small cabins featured here is way ahead of its time — in some cases, centuries ahead! A sod or turf roof is a traditional Scandinavian type of green roof covered with sod on top of several layers of birch bark overlaying wooden roof boards. Green roof designs such as these can still be found in many parts of Scandinavia and are currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. The living vegetation produces oxygen, consumes carbon dioxide, and absorbs rainwater. With today’s interest in green roof research and eco-friendly building, much can be learned from the grass-covered houses and cabins in Scandinavia.
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