Monday, June 17, 2019
GREEN HARLEM: GREEN ROOF AT THE RENNIE
We always heard about implementing green roofs on the top of buildings for environmentally friendly benefits but did not actually see one in the neighborhood until taking a tour of The Rennie on historic 7th Avenue in Central Harlem by 137th Street. These verdant alternatives to bare concrete on larger residential buildings buffer storm water overflow, keeps buildings cooler by absorbing sunlight, cuts energy cost, neutralizes air pollutants, reduces noise and filters out CO2 from the surrounding environment.
Asides from all of the benefits, this tip of natural roofing is actually more aesthetically pleasing and building a garden system should bring more value to any residential building. Even though the cost factor is a little more in the beginning, one of the other major return is that the roof will actually last longer than the basic conventional methods. For a more in depth break down of green roof technology, check out this official government site: LINK