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All about RIEFA Green Roofs

Riefa® Boards are a light weight, organic, economical alternative to a traditional green roof. Riefa® Boards can be fitted directly onto a root resistant, waterproof membrane, then covered in a layer of living vegetation. Riefa® Board can be used in conjunction with many types of vegetation, including sedum, wildflower, chamomile & herbs. A living roof covering has many benefits including energy conservation, extending the life of a roof.

from the Guardian

Lia Leendertz on sedum roofs and tiny gardens

Drought tolerant, living sedum roof on small wooden shed. Photograph: Nicola Stocken Tomkins


Sedum roof. absorbs rainwater, lowers temperature, and doesn't need trimming! You have to have a solid structure for this, though. This photo is nice with the copper gutters and rain chains.

from The Life and Times of a "Renaissance Ronin"

The Angle of your Dangle… ;)

I recently received  an email from a guy who wanted to build a Green roof on top of his ISBU Home. He's using SIPs to create his roof. Why? Because he's S-M-A-R-T. :) However, "green roofs" are HEA...