The Role of Extensive Green Roofs in Sustainable Development

@article{Getter2006TheRO,
  title={The Role of Extensive Green Roofs in Sustainable Development},
  author={Kristin L. Getter and D. Bradley Rowe},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={41},
  pages={1276-1285}
}
As forests, agricultural fields, and suburban and urban lands are replaced with impervious surfaces resulting from development, the necessity to recover green space is becoming increasingly critical to maintain environmental quality. Vegetated or green roofs are one potential remedy for this problem. Establishing plant material on rooftops provides numerous ecological and economic benefits, including stormwater manage- ment, energy conservation, mitigation of the urban heat island effect, and… 

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