Green roofs are said to offer many environmental benefits, among them stormwater management, reduced energy costs, and heat island reduction. For these reasons, and a basic aesthetic one—“They are, quite simply, beautiful,” Harmon says—his team integrates vegetated or ‘living' roofs “into every project we can,” including the one shown above. For such installations, they turn to Living Roofs for its consultation, design, construction, and maintenance expertise. Living Roofs, 828.252.4449; www.livingroofsinc.com.
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Frank Harmon Architect
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