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# Providing amenity space for building users ó replacing a yard or patio
# Increasing roof life span
# Reducing storm water run off
# Providing noise insulation
# Filtering pollutants and CO2 out of the air
# Providing locally grown food (with roof-top vegetable gardens)
# Increasing wildlife habitat in built up areas
# Reducing heating (by adding mass and thermal resistance value) and cooling (by evaporative cooling) loads on a building
# Reducing the urban heat island effect
One thing we have always tried in pricipal to do is be 'Carbon Neutral" so we donate moeny to groups that plant trees and purchase land in an around the Bay Area that is set aside as permant green belt. FOr about 9 dollars more a month we also ensure that our percentage of electricty use from out city owned utiltiy comes from renewable sources