green roof
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(pronounced green ruf)

Also referred to as a “living roof” or an “eco-roof,” this term describes a garden planted atop a residential or commercial building in the middle of an urban area. These carefully structured roofs have a myriad of benefits. Whether grasses, fruits and vegetables or herbs, they help the building lower its energy usage, alleviate the structure’s heat island effect, trap rainfall to prevent storm water run-off, and become a haven for wildlife.