Region 8

Green Roof Links

GrowWest Exit
Growwest fosters regional dialogue for encouraging green roof policy; forwarding the design, construction and performance of green roofs in Colorado; and brings together parties united for the green roof cause. As a grass roots organization, it is Growwest’s goal to convince the public and politicians that government policies favoring green roofs are good for the environment and the bottom line.

Greenroofs Exit
The goal of greenroofs.com is to inform, promote and inspire the earth friendly technology of organic greenroof architecture through the interchange of ideas, projects, news, video, travel, research, organization and government updates, marketing opportunities and exclusive features via the website.  The Greenroof Projects Database is a searchable database with thousands of greenroof project photos and specifications.

Colorado State Green Roof Research Exit
The Colorado State Green Roof Research web sites outline several green roof projects, primarily focusing on biological performance research being conducted at the EPA Region 8 office building in Denver, CO.

The Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Exit
The Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center at the University of Wyoming contains a green roof featuring only native and mostly local plant species. There are over 60 plant species representing grasses, forbs, shrubs and cacti.  The Center's Berry Prairie monitors and shares the progress of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, along with educational information about green roofs.

Denver Botanic Gardens Exit
Denver's first publicly accessible green roof. It is also the first green roof on a city-owned building in Denver.