Our team can provide real-world plant solutions for your green roof projects.

Green roofs are a living construction element, thus, plant palettes cannot be treated as “cut and paste” across projects, as is the case, for many hardscape details. Roof loads, project budgets, design intent, client goals, and construction access must all be considered.  Climatic differences can vary immensely from one geographic location to another, and micro-climates found on the roofs of individual buildings should be considered when making plant choices.

Green Roof Consulting for Your Project

We are widely experienced green roof consultants and have worked with architects, designers, installers, and maintenance professionals, on green roofs in all geographic regions of the lower 48 states, as well as internationally, in England, France, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Morocco. Our knowledge and experience have been sought on green roof projects from garden sheds and penthouse roofs in the private sector, to multi-acre, large-scale government properties; from complex research projects with recognized organizations, to functional stormwater management roofs for commercial properties.  We have been involved in all stages of the green roof construction process, including pre-planning concept designs, plant list and drawing review, to trouble-shooting maintenance procedures.

Right plant, right place is truly critical, for the challenging conditions found on roofs. Our team can provide real-world plant solutions for your green roof projects.

Frequent consulting topics and questions include:

  • on-site visits to evaluate the health, conditions, and performance of existing green roofs
  • creation of plant lists for specific project sites or site conditions
  • preparation of reports detailing the performance of particular species in various site locations
  • review of plant lists prepared by architects, landscape architects, and project designers
  • coordinating green roof maintenance with building operations personnel
  • trouble-shooting existing issues; maintenance recommendations
  • green roofs and LEED Certification; use of Native species on green roofs
  • integrating the design of a green roof with other types of rooftop gardens or other site amenities
  • green roof design for educational experience


Please contact us to arrange site visits, other consulting services and to discuss rates. Travel and accommodation expenses are additional. Weekly rates are available.

We are also happy to schedule consulting visits for multiple projects in the same area to reduce costs.

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