Soften the Environmental Blow With a Green Roof!

As a follow-up to Chrys Stewart’s post I just re-blogged, I want to reblog another, related post I wrote back in 2011 on my other blog, The Creative Flux. (Wow – hard to believe I have been blogging that long – it’s been a fun ride!!!) Anyway, most of the info it covers is still both current and relevant, except that the City of Portland no longer offers incentives for installing a green roof. So don’t worry about following that link. Really people – we need more green roofs…

The Creative Flux

Ever since I attended an architectural product luncheon back in 1993, where a Swiss rep was showing his wares – various sizes of the plastic, egg crate-looking modules holding the planting medium used to create planted roofs – and lauding their inherent benefits, I have been wondering why green roofs did not instantly rise to their deserved superstar status in the building world. By no means a novel idea, it seems the acknowledged benefits of green roofs are finally entering a well deserved renaissance, even though it has yet to turn into the kind of sweeping rage that solar panels are enjoying. A visit to the Oregon Convention Center for the recent Green Roof Expo yielded an abundance of green roof approaches, and a plethora of options – products, plants and philosophies. Maybe we’re nearing the point when the world will see the light? Green roofs are too cool to…

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About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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2 Responses to Soften the Environmental Blow With a Green Roof!

  1. Kris P says:

    If I ever get to build a garden shed, it’s going to have a green roof!

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