|Mike and Heather Furbish decided to construct their greenroof for both aesthetics and energy savings. As a real estate developer who focuses on creating environmentally-friendly, sustainable buildings in the region, Mr. Furbish also wanted to set an example. The Capital Online reports "The Furbish home boasts a living green roof abloom with 10 varieties of the succulent sedum plant set in a wooden grid to prevent the greenery from shifting. It is one of the few green roofs in the county built on a private residence or public building.|
Inside, thanks to the green roof and several other environmentally friendly building techniques, the house remains in the 65-69 degree range throughout the year. Electricity bills run $30 a month, and the propane used in the home's stove, heater and dryer cost the couple an annual average of $900 for the 2,300 square foot home."
|Green Roof Plants supplied the plants in September, 2001.|
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|Read the November 26, 2004 The Capital Online article by Wendi Winters "Green roof helps family save on energy" here.|
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