Rooftops – not just for chimneys anymore

“Chim-chimeny” Have you seen Mary Poppins? Specifically the scene depicting the dirty chimney sweeps on the London rooftops dancing around with soot all over their clothes and bodies? If film-makers reshot that scene today, it would look a bit different.

Instead of dirty old rooftops littered with debris, you’d see green “lawns,” patio furniture, maybe a family having a rooftop picnic. Technological advances aren’t limited to stuff you plug into a wall.

At at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), in Washington, D.C. Sept. 25, www.easyturf.comdebuted it’s green roof design for architects and engineers. EasyTurf artificial grass provides the best grass rooftop product available. Engineered to be the most durable, best draining and and most realistic green roof artificial grass on the market.

Adding a “green roof” extends your outdoor living spaces. Your roof becomes another “yard” to relax and enjoy the outdoors on. EasyTurf’s artificial grass system meets requirements of a green roof project which include preserving, enhancing and making viable living space from areas that were traditionally wasted, while at the same time providing a cost-saving, environmentally-friendly landscape solution. These are just a few benefits of green roofs.

The green roof industry has been growing aggressively since 2009, up about 115% driven by companies and organizations like Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), Cities Alive, EasyTurf, and the more than 425 accredited Green Roof Professionals (GRPs) in the market – and the government is taking notice.

“Government investment in green roofs for their storm water, air quality, green space and city cooling benefits largely fuels the growth of our industry,” said Steven W. Peck, founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC).

Gone are the days of the dark, grimey rooftops. Here to stay are grass rooftop lawns as bright and cheery as Mary Poppins herself.