The Living Roof, tilted toward the south, offers significant climate regulation for the building and help reduce stormwater runoff and urban heat island effects which improves BRIT's sustainability. The vegetation of BRIT's Living Roof is modeled after plants from the Fort Worth Prairie which is defined by its open grasslands and hard limestone soils. Prairie Barrens are areas within the Fort Worth Prairie that are characterized by shallow soils atop limestone bedrock. Barrens plants tolerate drought conditions better than plants of prairies with deeper soils. Similar conditions exist on the roof of BRIT's new building.
A Living Roof - Part of BRIT's Commitment to Sustainable Practices
Check out the BRIT website for more information on LEED practices and this wonderful facility: http://www2.brit.org/new-home/living-roof/commitment-to-sustainability/