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Is it possible to have a green desert roof? I use Xeriscaping on in my yard but would think in my hot climate that a green roof structure would dry out very fast.
Is there a wey to have a green desert roof? Perhaps by placing the xeriscaping tubes underneath the soil surrounded by water absorbing gel crystals with peat moss on top then soil and desert plantings?
Thanks a bunch!
Last edited by SierraClubGreenHom; 06-23-2009 at 12:26 PM.
Thanks for sharing the video's. I also live in the high desert and desire a green roof...
Nice video! Wow that guy actually produces more power then used and probably makes some nice coin. I like the plants on the roof as well!
The underground temperature year around in Phoenix is 70*F. No heating or air conditioning needed. A truly "green" roof there would consist of PV panels for independent electricity, and insulated skylights (and around 6 feet of dirt for most of it). Seeing it is a desert, a water recycling system is a must, along with a section for solar cooking and a solar incinerator toilet as in the book Earthship.
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