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The Benefits of Green Rooftops

January 26th, 2016 Posted by Enviroment, Green Construction No Comment yet

Our quest to erect great cities, and the buildings within, as self-righteous pantheons to our dominance over nature, caused us to learn something… It’s that we can’t dominate nature at all. As a result, modern societies the world over have been coming up with creative ways to mitigate the damage we have done with the hopes of improving the world for the as-yet-unborn.

What Does Having A Green Rooftop Offer

As is often the case, simple, elegant solutions we once dismissed as primitive & dated are finding new uses thanks to the talents of many. One such concept is a construction trend known as a green roof which involves the use of living plant matter situated over engineered watertight membranes, making an otherwise wasted area into something useful and beneficial for the environment. Below are some of the many benefits green rooftops provide:

  • Moderates the urban heat island effect
  • Filters pollutants from the air & rainwater
  • Help provide insulative properties for the building

The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.

Creed LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.

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