Green roofs are all the rage at the moment. Environmental groups are talking about them, architects are designing them, and companies like Walmart are investing in them. In reality, green roofs have been around for centuries, having first appeared in northern Scandinavia. They increased in popularity in the 1960s when Germany started developing them, and have since spread to many countries.
Check out this infographic from Movoto that explains the benefits of a green roof, from absorbing rainwater to providing insulation. Do take note that installing a green roof on a building requires several considerations such as weight, drainage, etc. Seek professional advice to learn more about installation and maintenance of a green roof. Be inspired and get involved!