A Green And Solar Roof How-To

The installation of a green roof and solar array on the rooftop of the new WGBH building in Boston is captured on video.

"WGBH is planting roots along with the solar arrays on the rooftop of its new building in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.

[Watch a] Somerville company make the rooftop garden happen, with special soil and vegetation that can withstand wind gusts and drought."

"Proponents say a hot summer day pushes up conventional roof temperatures to 150-plus degrees, but a green roof's summertime temperature (in Boston) tops out around 90, keeping the building below cooler -- and saving energy."

Full Story: How to plant a green roof?

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