A new study reveals that green roofs might not be as eco-friendly as first thought because they degrade water quality. Researchers from the University of Manchester and the University of Leicester found that rainwater runoff from green roofs turned out to be green and yellow in appearance when collected. This was caused by a high concentration of heavy metals including copper, lead and zinc. Learn more about this discovery here.
New Study Suggest Green Roofs Can Cause More Damage than they are WorthWritten by DesignMind
- Source: Sourceable
- Name: Marc Howe
- Link: http://bit.ly/LzWtFl
- Website: http://sourceable.net/
- Article Image: greenroofsnewyorkcity.com
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