Green roofs add value to structures, providing insulation, green space, sanctuary for wildlife, a place for ecology education and food production. They can reduce storm water runoff.
Millions of square feet of roof space could be utilized in the Central Business District for green roofs, supporting and improving quality of life, the natural environment, sustainability and unique community character.
Projects that incorporate Green Roofs can earn incentives from the City of Austin. Learn more here: Existing Credits Fact Sheet. (There are currently no existing rebates or price reductions for Green Roofs).