Roof tile allows plants to grow on sloped roofs

05/29/2013 | EarthTechling.com

A roof tile from Dutch firm Roel de Boer is designed to let plants to grow on sloped roofs. Green roofs are typically flat, but the Flowering City system uses a cone-shaped pocket on a base tile so that plants can grow on pitched roofs. The roof tiles can help curb stormwater runoff, and they provide an extra layer that adds insulation to a building, the firm said.

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