Green-roof industry takes off in the U.S.

11/21/2010 | Reuters

About $200 million worth of living roofs were installed in North America last year, up by 16% from 2008. Market growth appears strong at about 20% so far this year, according to the trade group Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. However, the U.S. remains far behind Europe in adopting green roofs, with green roofs covering only about 1% of American buildings. Germany, by contrast, has green roofs on 12% of its flat-roofed structures.

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