While green roofs are popular in Germany, they have been much slower to catch on in the U.K. and North America, where government support could encourage the concept as a way to address storm water runoff, ease noise pollution and diminish the urban heat-island effect. "We need government bodies to accept certain civil engineering benefits, such as storm water amelioration, like the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do," said Dusty Gedge, co-founder of Livingroof.org, a U.K. Web site.

Full Story:

Related Summaries