Green roof and wall market growing

Green roof and wall market growing

The green roof and green wall business will grow to a $7.7 billion market by 2017.

Green roofs, also called ecoroofs, and green walls — exterior walls that incorporate planters — are being used to counter air pollution, provide stormwater treatment and to counter the head island effect generated in dense cities.

Specifically, green roofs will create a $2 billion opportunity to suppliers of the waterproof membranes and other materials that provide a barrier between the roof and the vegetation. Green walls will capture $680 million of the overall market.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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