Facilities: Hospitals, Nursing Homes,
Centers - The soothing nature of plants would provide a green alternative for
patients and/or visitors seeing ugly tar or gravel roofs. Live
plants are life reaffirming; we can see movement in the wind and enjoy the
flowering qualities of growth and color.
||Kindergarten Day Care Facilities in Germany with sedums
and other succulents on barrel roofs by Optima.
Photo by Optima.
Businesses/ Resorts/ Theme
Attractions/ Cruise Ships:
Any company or service
provider in the entertainment, hospitality or eco industry could promote ecological
design and their own personal green development philosophy by
incorporating greenroofs into their design schemes. How about a greenroof
system on a cruise ship deck for a Par 3 Golf Course?
Terminal & Maintenance Buildings, Hangers - Huge expanses of impervious
cover can be mitigated while providing visual interest from green plan views
offered during take-offs and landings. Soil
and vegetation retain moisture long after brick, concrete, and tarmac have dried
out (The London Ecology Unit, 1993). Currently, there are tens of
thousands of square meters greened at roofs numerous European airports,
including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Stuttgart, Milan, Bordeaux, and even
Seattle, WA, just to name a few. For more info about this application, the
possibilities and the realities, read the following paper by Publisher Linda S.
A Potential Model for North America - Updated 7.05
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