Rooftop Farming is the cultivation of fresh produce on the top of buildings within the CBD of major cities. The most effective form is hydroponics techniques using a specially designed Greenhouse. A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
Green roofs help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a condition in which urban environments absorb and trap heat. A green roof’s plants remove air particulates, produce oxygen and provide shade. Green roofs mitigate water runoff and sewer overflows. Vegetation and soil act as a sponge, absorbing and filtering water that would normally plunge down gutters, wash through polluted streets and over-tax sewer systems.
A green roof’s plants remove air particulates, produce oxygen and provide shade. Another important benefit of green roofs is their ability to reduce and slow storm water runoff in urban environments. They can improve storm water management by reducing runoff and improving water quality, conserve energy, mitigate the urban heat island, increase longevity of roofing membranes, reduce noise and air pollution, sequester carbon, increase urban biodiversity by providing habitat for wildlife, provide space for urban agriculture, provide a more aesthetically pleasing and healthy environment to work and live and improve return on investment compared to traditional roofs.