Living Roof

A later addition to the scope of our home project was the need to build a garage.  We had originally planned to delay garage construction, but part of the building permit process is a design point system that totals 15.  You get zero points for energy efficiency and 5 points for a garage, so what do you know- a garage is built.

Beyond a 2-car-garage with extra storage space, having a living roof on top was the only requirement we had.  The main reasons were to minimize storm-water runoff, do our part to improve urban air quality with more garden space, and to have a beautiful garden view from our second floor.  We have yet to decide what will be growing on top, but have been inspired by some books and pictures.  We look forward to working on this big gardening project next spring. 

Inspirational pictures to help with the design..