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The Green Roof
Urban areas create several environmental problems. A major problem discussed widely now is the urban heat bubble. Asphalt on roads, parking lots, and roofs reflect heat into the air. This causes a heat problem. Other issues involve water. The asphalt and concrete that make up our urban areas do not absorb the water, so we get flash flood effects in our storm drains and sewer systems. Another problem is air pollution. Not only do we clear land full of oxygen producing plants, but we put carbon dioxides in the air. These are all issues that green roofs can help solve: reduce ambient air temperature, energy use, and utility costs help cleanse the air and water utilize local and recycled materials extend the life of t Read more
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Published On : 02-13-2008
Author : Steve Donegan
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