Why this Matters
For My Organization
White and green roofs reduce energy costs by reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the building. Green roofs can also increase how long the roof lasts by protecting it from the elements.
For New Orleans
White and green roofs reduce energy usage in the city. Green roofs also decrease storm water runoff and the accompanying strain on the city's storm drainage system. They also are aesthetically beautiful and promote a more natural and green New Orleans.