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Amazing Green Roof Images

Cities aren’t often seen as the most “green” of places. Our perception of urban development is often one of the concrete jungle and our lives in urban centers are often disconnected from the greenery that sustains life. Green roofs bring a little of that greenery back into our urban lives. They can insulate our buildings, provide wildlife habitats and reduce storm water run-off. In some cases they contribute to food production. On top of all the environmental stuff though, green roofs can be beautiful and contribute greatly to the living environment of our buildings.

If you liked these, you might want to take a look at the stunning green wall pictures we posted a couple of months ago.


Image credits:

Many thanks to the fantastic photographers who brought us these great images.

Earth Rangers CC BY-ND 2.0
Arlington County CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo Library CC BY 2.0
Arlington County CC BY-SA 2.0
Jeramey Jannene CC BY 2.0
Jeramey Jannene CC BY 2.0
Quinn Dombrowski – CC BY-SA 2.0
kafka4prez – CC BY-SA 2.0
Andrew – CC BY 2.0

By 20080708_Chicago_City_Hall_Green_Roof.JPG: TonyTheTiger derivative work: TonyTheTiger (20080708_Chicago_City_Hall_Green_Roof.JPG) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

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By Lamiot (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Evelyn Simak [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Renate Oberinger (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WolfmanSF – CC BY-SA 3.0

By Picasdre (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Alyson Hurt from Alexandria, Va., USA (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Pontafon (Photo created by Pontafon) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Rolf Lutz (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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