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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Colombia Joins the Green Roof Movement

When many people think of green roofs, they generally think of cities such as Chicago, Washington, DC and Shanghai. While these cities definitely need the benefits of green roofs, non-polluted environments can benefit also. Take Colombia, with its varied geography and mild climate, is a great location for green roofs.

A recent project, designed by G Ateliers, in Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia sports green roofs on structures that blend into the surrounding environment. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50.00 at InhabitLiving.com

The structures, known as "Ecological Shelters," are about 2 hours from Medellin and were built for potential use in eco-tourism. The idyllic country-side, with rolling hills, and a large lake nearby creates a perfect setting for "getting away from it all."

What is also nice about these "shelters," is that the green roofs were designed to be used daily, and not just for their benefits, such as reduced HVAC costs, storm water runoff management, and air pollution reduction. Discover Top Rated Mighty Leaf Herbal Tea. Tea lovers love our delicious herbal tea blends. You will too. Save 25% on your first order!

Inhabitat.com notes that the complex also has hiking trails, dining, as well as a chapel. One wonders how long such a beautiful site can remain a secret?


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