The world may be still be in economic disarray and climate change damage to the planet freefall but for Shanghai that only means that it is time for Shanghai to implement their greenest initiatives yet. The effects of harmful gas emission in heavily congested cities around the world have been well documented in the recent wave of Global Warming awareness campaigns. This is especially troublesome for inner cities where land per square foot is in limitation preventing the expansion necessary for instant solutions to remedy the long term air pollution problems.
Shanghai may not have the space to newly construct green garden full of glorious anti-harmful emissions trees but they do have lots and lots of city rooftops. The top of buildings are presenting the prime locations to solving Shanghai’s pollution and harmful gas emissions problems. The local government is so determined to bring down their cities harmful gas emissions that they have devised an eco-friendly scheme to assist with 50% of the cost for converting rooftop into a green eco-friendly haven for grass and trees to grow. While at the same time bring forth a win win solution to Shanghai greater picture and better carbon footprint for the future.
The newly constructed rooftop gardens aid in the production of clean air for the citizens of Shanghai. This is half the battle to making a greener Shanghai and a greater contribution to the planet against the Global Warming epidemic. By far this creative skyline landscaping scheme is innovating as green schemes go. But, for the people of Shanghai and the fast pace of living that this bustling city experience the greener the building the better the green living experience will be for everyone. The greater benefits of fitting every rooftop with green gardens is two fold as most rooftops are not insulated to begin with.
The problem of escaping heat during the winter months is instantly solved by the introduction of the green grass materials used to bring together the garden. The green garden has the ability to act as an insulation to trap in the heat when cold outside. Just the opposite effect occurs for the buildings featuring rooftop gardens when the weather presents sweltering heat conditions as the garden acts as a cooling mechanism to the building. Thus reducing the use of air conditioning by up to 3 to 4 degrees and making a major difference to the overall amounts of gas emissions released into the atmosphere.
This government sponsored program expects to utilize as much as 20 million square metres of Shanghai rooftops. It would appear the city is well on its way to adopting a clever way to expand their going green movement