Green Roof Or PV?

Solar Green Roof, NYC Parks and Recreation Demonstration Roof

Solar Green Roof, NYC Parks and Recreation Demonstration Roof
image: Highview Creations

Green roof or photo voltaic cell power panels (PV) on a roof surface – what is the best choice?

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Greenhouse Gas Footprint of Maintained Landscapes

image:  Apple Tree

image: Apple Tree

You probably know by now that burning fossil fuels to heat your home, run your appliances and drive your vehicles creates carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG), but you may not have thought about the GHG produced with watering, mowing and fertilizing landscapes.  The problem is that there are not good tools for calculating this. Carbon and other GHG calculators do not typically include the embodied energy of water nor landscape maintenance in their equations.

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