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Old 07-18-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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The Greenroofs.com Top Ten List of Hot Trends in Greenroof Design showcases the important, newsworthy and exciting greenroof projects from around the world.

Inaugurated in 2007 at the Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, Awards and Trade Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Top 10 List is designed to be an eye-catching and fast-paced presentation of case study vignettes representing the selected top ten categories highlighting the very best of what's hot now.

Whether based on traditional applications with a twist or avant-guard projects combining living roofs, energy, and other green technologies, Greenroofs.com select time-honored examples from which designers can draw inspiration to current conceptual, high-profile media grabbing greenroofs which stimulate the senses.
Greenroofs.com: Top 10 Hot Trends
Top 10 Hot Green Roof Design Trends 2008
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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The "Peddy" series of living furniture interests me. They're in the 2008 design trends.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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Cows on a green roof NOT a good idea. Cows don't aim. Can you imagine what a cow patty would look like after it dropped a couple of floors before it splattered?!
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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I thought the cow pics on the apartment were really cool. A hundred years ago it wasn't unusual for cows to be on the white house lawn. We gotta get the creative juices flowing again...the moo-jo mojo.

I also like the 'roof pumpkin patch'...I thought for many years it would be the perfect spot for gourds...just get 4 or 5 five-gallon pots, one plant each, build a stand which would allow for roof-slant, and watch the vines cover the whole roof.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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I thought it was sheep they had on the White house lawn.
I'd prefer to see rabbits or even deer. After all when you go for a walk in the woods, no one yells "Look out for the deer poop!"

Can you use prairie plants on a roof top garden. Wouldn't that be pretty?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #6
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chicken a little off topic ...

anyone else notice this?

from the top 10 2007:

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Asphof Hay Shed: Bio-hen unit for free
roaming organic chickens & owner’s
need for growing a crop of "medicinal
plants” for glaucoma relief
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Greenroofs.com Projects - Asphof Hen Unit

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The owner also has particular medicial needs, so certain specific plants are grown atop the hen unit, resulting in happier hens, according to the owner
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The quality of life of the hens has increased their productivity through greater egg-laying capacity. Linda and Aramis Velazquez visited the farm in September 2005 and enjoyed a lovely lunch here as well as the lively display of hens flying onto both levels of the roof.

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Old 07-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #7
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dove back on topic ...

I was always curious about these and wouldn't hesitate to have one.
wonder about the weight of 'em, tho.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:24 PM   #8
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The weight is such that the structure would need to be designed by a professional. It sure is a beautiful and functional design.
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My husband would divorce me if I even mentioned a green roof for chickens. I can see it now with some of the high winds we get... chickens flying off the roof and landing in the front yard then taking off for greener pastures.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:45 PM   #10
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Personally,I think solar panels & water heaters make good roof coverings! If we keep putting $$ into R&D, the price will come down for these. As soon as we stop viewing solar as a novelty and more of a necessity.
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