Monday, May 24, 2010

How to Make Your Own Green Roof

Installing a greenroof on your home can:
• save you money on your energy bills for cooling and heating
• create a unique outdoor space of your own
• increase the value of your home
• improve the quality of your city’s air
• allow you to apply for a Real Property tax abatement in New York City
• reduce urban temperatures
• provide new spaces for displaced native plants to thrive
• create new bird and butterfly habitats
• significantly reduce outside noise and vibration in your home
• prolong the life of your existing roof for 50 years and up

The Green-It-Yourself (G-I-Y) guidebook, the Park Slope-based G-I-Y Supply Store and website, and free on-line video series provides to the general public a concrete body of knowledge and materials to live more sustainably. The educational G-I-Y Workbook series illustrates key cost-effective and "green" strategies that the average consumer to immediately integrate into their everyday life routine. Read the FAQs for more information.

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