The extensive vegetated roof system on our Coastal Co-Housing Community has been installed this week.

Unlike the tray system on our office/loft roof, this vegetated roof garden is made up of sedum plants pre-grown on a "blanket" and rolled out over a shallow bed of soil. In addition to being a pleasure to look at, this instant green roof system is easy to install and maintain, retards runoff, keeps space below cooler in the summer, and creates habitat.

Vegetated roofs, visible from the street and separate guesthouse, are one of many environmentally responsible features of this project.  Other features include super insulated, high performance envelopes; a central biomass boiler for heat; daylighting; natural ventilation; 25kw of solar PV; and energy monitoring.