JIG, Inc., green roof Installer, is on a mission to lead the way toward a greener and healthier city. Located in Philadelphia, the company is active in city legislation that addresses zoning considerations, water management criteria and the development of financial incentive programs for green roof installers. What purpose does a green roof serve? It mitigates urban heat-island effects, controls storm water runoff, reduces sound reflection and transmission as well as provide a habitat for butterflies and other desirable wildlife. JIG offers a variety of roof packages that include the Flower Carpet, Aromatic Garden, Savannah, Meadow and Woodland Meadows. While roofs planted with sedum require less water, roofs with turf provide additional outdoor recreational space and great views of the city. BTW: We’re glad to see that the person mowing the turf is using a push mower! JIG’s sister company, Onion Flats, uses green roofs on all of their development projects.
Photos courtesy of JIG, Inc.Posted by Debra Emmons on August 19, 2008 11:53 AM
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