Collection by Kelsey Keith

How To: Green Your Roof

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No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll find plenty of ideas for the final (green) frontier: the green roof.

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Architect Konieczny lifted the existing ground and wrapped it around the roof and exterior rooftop staircase,…
"In this project, we got so much benefit out of this "secret garden" for the master suite along with all of these…
A guest bedroom, with furniture from Room & Board, overlooks the bridge above the dining courtyard. The home’s…
Eliza takes in the view from her perch atop the house’s green roof, which Daniel believes to be the first of its kind…
Don't own a single-family home? A green roof works on larger scales, too. This six-story, 198-unit building in the…
Why go with a green roof? This infographic calculates costs versus benefit and gives tips (hint: chickens) on how to…
Jon Ahrens of Madrone Landscaping, who layed out the plantings around the container, implemented a green roof on a drip…
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