The Greening of Minnesota’s Urban Rooftops

Green roof on the Target Center in Minneapolis (Credit: The Kestrel Design Group)

Vegetative roofs have become more common as developers and building owners go green to save money and reduce their environmental footprints. For communities, green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff into sewer systems. For building owners, they can cut energy consumption by acting as a buffer against the sun, slicing air conditioning costs and roof maintenance.

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