As we start to become more conscious of our environment and how to protect it more and more people are choosing to go green. But how about taking it a step further? The use of green roofs and green walls are slowly catching on and are already in use in cities and corporate headquarters around the world.
Green architecture is the use of simulating natural elements into the design of a structure to make it eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. The most common types of green architecture are green walls and roofs.
Incorporating vegetation into walls and roofs has a host of benefits.
Offsets Carbon Footprint:
By incorporating a green roof or wall you are offsetting your own carbon footprint. By replacing the vegetation that was removed to construct your house you can give back to the environment and it will give back to you.
Lower Utility Bills
When plants go through transpiration they naturally cool the air around them. Using plants on the facade of your house or using a green roof can greatly reduce the temperature of your home and save you money in the end.
Having a green roof will drastically reduce the amount of water that runoff your house and into the sewers if you live in an urban setting.
You Can Grow Your Own Food
Vertical gardens are gardens grown on walls or shelves. Imagine growing your own lettuce for your salad on the living room wall. Rooftop gardens are also popular in urban settings and are sure to catch on in the suburbs.
It Attracts Animals
The whole point of green design is to get us closer to nature. By planting certain plants and trees you can attract bees that will help pollinate and birds that will bring amusement and relaxation.
Of course with green architecture inevitably comes maintenance. Imagine having to trim the living room wall.
But until this movement gains more momentum you’re going to have to continue to do lawn maintenance the old fashioned way. By getting quality lawn service from Lawn Lab.
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