Project Description

designed and built atop a residential townhome in Brooklyn, this 350 square foot intensive green roof acts as a primary outdoor amenity space for a family of four.  a rich plant community that includes shrubs and grasses, flowering perennials, sedums, and low growing groundcovers is combined with tumbled bluestone walkways, decking, and planters to create a garden used for outdoor recreation, entertainment, and growing vegetables.

the owners also use the roof to reduce their environmental footprint and their electric bill with incorporated solar panels, which produce approximately 50% of the home’s energy needs. the green roof helps the photovoltaic elements produce more reliable power during high summer temperatures by keeping the roof cool.