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Semi-arid Colorado: Green Roofs
Green roofs are designed and built to grow plants and vegetation on the rooftops of buildings – spaces that are often overlooked!
You have to consider many things when designing a green roof, like how much weight a building can handle. Growing a green roof in Colorado can be a challenge due to the high altitude and dry climate, but there are still many benefits to growing plants this way. Researchers at Colorado State University study green roof systems to test the best ways to grow plants and share that knowledge with others.
Image caption: The Mordecai Children’s Garden green roof at the Denver Botanic Gardens parking garage. Photo courtesy of Michael Guidi.