Green Roof Design

Green roofs aren't just eco-friendly — they are literally green with trees. Groups learn about the concept of green roofs in order to be able to design one. The groups design a 5,000-square-foot green roof for a fictional apartment row house in Brooklyn. The materials present the design and presentation components in an RFP format, providing an authentic, real-world assignment.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in people from the community to sit in the audience for the presentations
  • Change the location to a local spot
Classroom Considerations

  • Classes in rural settings may not understand about heat islands in urban locations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Provides a section for teachers to help with misconceptions
  • Contains links for groups to learn more about green roofs before making their designs

  • The link for the image of the neighborhood in NYC does not work