Thanks for sharing this!
The article went to print with a couple errors, which I’d like to clarify.
1) No ferns were planted, only herbaceous perennials, grasses and bulbs.
2) Green roofs do not “reduce the cost of heating giant buildings via evapotranspiration”, but rather by the thermal mass and shading provided by the substrate and plants. The role of evapotranspiration relates more to cooling the environment (eg. mitigating the Urban Heat Island). Together, these green roof benefits improve both indoor and outdoor thermal comfort.