Water Not Required: Green Roof Blocks

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With the hot weather and everyone beating a path up to the roof, here's a really nice way to keep it cool, green and growing. We can all help create the green city of the future with these guys.

Green Roof Blocks are 2' x 2' trays of drought resistant grass (and other plants) that don't need the expensive structural reinforcement/drainage/waterproofing that you often see. Starting at $15 per square foot, the blocks are made of aluminum and have a list of benefits...

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  • Increases roof life up to 200%
  • Lowers heating cost
  • Lowers cooling cost
  • Drought resistant plants require no irrigation
  • Provides excellent sound proofing
  • Less strain on HVAC means longer equipment life

Available through Green Roofs in St. Louis.

(Thanks, Lisa!) MGR

(Re-Edited from 2007-07-06- CB)

(Re-Edited from 06.17.05 - MGR)

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