GRHC (Green Roofs for Healthy Cities) Corporate Members and Green Roof Professionals are an excellent source of green roof expertise. Resource manuals are available from GRHC’s Green Infrastructure Store. Online training is available through the Living Architecture Academy. For more site-specific benefits calculations, GRHC members can access the GreenSave Calculator, which lets users compare the costs and benefits of different green roof systems.
- Urban greening has long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the built environment and increasing investment opportunity.
Green roofs can contribute to landfill diversion by:
- Prolonging the life of waterproofing membranes, reducing associated waste
- The use of recycled materials in the growing medium
- Prolonging the service life of heating, ventilation, and HVAC systems through decreased use