Largest Green Roof in NYC shares impressive and practical benefits since 2014 installation

The Javits Center in NYC added a green roof (6 city block footprint) in 2014. Since the installation, they are now able to tell the world about the practical benefits they have gained as a result of it's vegetated roof system. Watch NPR's 'Why Cities Need More Green Roofs' to learn more!

• Creating a habitat for 300,000 bees and 25 species of bird

• Reducing the rooftop temperature by 6 degrees Fahrenheit

• Retained 7 million gallons of stormwater runoff

• Reduced their energy consumption by 26%

• An overall savings of $3 million dollars from 2014 to 2016

Are you a homeowner interested in knowing more about vegetated or green roofs?

Architect Mariana Pickering discusses 6 busted green roof myths:
Myth No. 1: Green roofs are a new and experimental part of the green trend.
Myth No. 2: A green roof is only for a green building.
Myth No. 3: Green roofs may look nice, but they can cause structural problems and leakage.
Myth No. 4: Green roofs are difficult and costly to irrigate.
Myth No. 5: You can just put some dirt on your roof to make your own green roof.
Myth No. 6: A green roof is just too expensive and complicated.

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