Comment »Posted on Monday 5 October 2009 at 6:26 pm by Jacob Aron
In Climate Change & Environment

My second article for New Scientist went up yesterday. Here’s an excerpt:

Green roofs are not just a load of greenwash. That’s according to a new study which has measured the amount of carbon absorbed by 13 different green roofs.

“I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want a green roof,” says Kristin Getter, who carried out the research with colleagues at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Getter’s team examined 12 existing green roofs and grew their own Sedum-covered roof. They found that the roofs absorbed up to 375 grams per square metre over the two years of their study.

Read the rest at New Scientist.

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