Green roof history dates back to ancient times

02/3/2010 | Plant Services

While green roofing is considered a recent innovation, green roofs date back to ancient Mesopotamia. Germany embraced the model of green roofing 45 years ago to trim energy costs, and the idea spread throughout Europe. U.S. builders began constructing green roofs 10 to 15 years ago, and they now tout its environmental benefits, such as thermal resistance and storm water retention.

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