Green roofs offer antidote to urban heat island effect, say researchers

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 toitures végétalisées

Les toitures végétalisées rafraîchissent les températures des villes- Copyright AFP Photo

Researchers at Columbia University have demonstrated that a layer of plants and earth can cut the rate of heat absorption through the roof of a building in summer by 84%

Green roofs, like the one pictured above, benefit more than just their owners, according to Stuart Gaffin, a researcher at Columbia University. “They are a win-win on so many fronts,” he said.

The Guardian

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