Roots First Design has partnered with green roof company, Living Roofs, Inc., to develop a methodology for evaluating select living roof projects for ecological performance. Quantifying post-construction performance is necessary for developing planting lists and designs that maximize ecological benefit and contribute to the wider knowledge base.
Several performance indicators were developed to understand the impact of select living roofs on songbird and pollinator habitat, mitigation of heat island effect and stormwater management. Baseline data will be compared with post-construction conditions at regular intervals.
Location: Asheville, NC
Completion Date: Ongoing
Collaborators: Living Roofs, Inc.