An Affordable Green Roof

| 1/21/2009 10:23:15 AM

Tags: natural building, green roof,


earthbag green roof 


Owen Geiger of built an earthbag dome with a green roof and wrote an article about it for Mother Earth News. Green roofs have several positive aspects:

  • They retain water from precipitation instead of creating problems with runoff.
  • They reduce the cooling load on a building and reduce the "heat island effect" in cities.
  • They provide extra insulation.

The Huffington Post asked readers to submit photos of green roofs. Geiger submitted a photo of the earthbag dome, and it made the top 10! Now it's time to make it No. 1! You can vote for your favorite here (hint: the earthbag dome is photo No. 9).

Earthbag construction is a low-cost method of making sturdy, long-lasting buildings. The do-it-yourself article explaining the process of this method is scheduled for the August/September 2009 issue of Mother Earth News.
5/28/2018 3:17:31 AM

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Allie Engle
6/1/2012 3:49:30 PM

Our house is a traditional ranch style, early fifties construction, in the country, surrounded by trees. We need to replace it, and are looking at a metal roof. We like the green roof, but costs appear to run about double that of a metal roof, and I'm very concerned about weeds. I don't think our roof could really support an oak, and we have mile a minute weed to contend with too. Should we just go with the metal, or is there a green roof that would be sensible for our site? The present roof is concrete asbestos composite and about sixty years old.

alex reid
1/25/2009 6:04:14 AM

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