LiveRoof looks and functions like a traditional green roof but offers the benefits of a modular system. The company says the system, which Kaplan Thompson used on this home, could extend the life of a roof by 100 to 200 percent and may reduce the energy use of a single-story building by more than 25 percent. It “arrives fully grown” and “installs in an afternoon,” Thompson says. LiveRoof, 800.875.1392;

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Kaplan Thompson Architects
phil kaplan, aia, leed ap, and jesse thompson, aia, leed ap
portland, maine