I'm no big fan of those buildings out in CA that have a regular roof, but covered in tallgrass. It's supposed to keep things cool, but I've heard stories about them leaking, or turning the roof into a wildfire when struck by lightning. Ugly too.
posted on 05/05/2002 9:35:47 PM PDT
by July 4th
To: July 4th
Not only does it help keep the bulding cool, but it reduce rainwater runoff, and with that, the amount of water that the city has to carry away. this reduces the chance of flooding and reduces load on municipal waste water systems, and therefore CAN reduce tax load. It also helps with the "heat island" effect of large cities, where temp. can increase 10+ degrees in the city.
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