"Landscape architects are leading many green roof projects across the U.S. and abroad, so it's only fitting that ASLA provide a demonstration project on this sustainable technology that can cure so many urban ills," said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president of the ASLA. "We hope to provide a catalyst for more green roof development in Washington and beyond."
A green roof is a roof substantially covered with vegetation. Studies show that green roofs can provide economic, environmental, and aesthetic benefits, including:
ASLA is a co-sponsor of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' annual meeting May 4-6, in Washington. For more information about green roofs and the May green roofs conference, visit www.greenroofs.org.
Publication date: 04/18/2005