One of the most important elements of the green roofs on the Solaire is that they reduce storm water runoff. In New York City, property owners are assessed a tax based on the volume of storm water runoff. Fortunately, there is a tax reduction if the building has a green roof.
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The green roofs also reduce the heating and cooling costs by insulating the roof for both the heat of the sun, as well cold winds. The green roof also reduce the heat island effect, which is when buildings in large cities absorb the heat of the sun and release the heat through convection. This convection can raise the city's temperature over 6 degrees Fahrenheit.