Creating recreational “Green” areas on commercial roof decks is gaining popularity across the nation. Not only does it reduce the “carbon footprint” of the building, it also lowers the heating and cooling needs.
When designing and building a landscaped park on a large roof, weight becomes an issue. Harbor Foam EPS Geofoam used in multiple layers can create landscaping opportunities without the cost or weight of traditional earth fills.Did you know? Plants cool 3 million square feet of rooftops throughout the city of Chicago. The city’s green-roof program, which helps cool buildings and slow storm water runoff, began about ten years ago and now is the most extensive in the U.S.