GROWWEST fosters regional dialogue for encouraging green roof policy; forwarding the design, construction and performance of green roofs in Colorado; and brings together parties united for the green roof cause. As a grass roots organization, it is Growwest’s goal to convince the public and politicians that government policies favoring green roofs are good for the environment and the bottom line.

Green roofs are an integral component of sustainable development in the arid West.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


check this out!!!! Paul Mankiewicz, Ph.D., Biologist/Plant Scientist of Gaia Soil ( a great green roof soil) contributes as well....This is fabulous! if you can't retrofit your roof you may be able to retrofit your truck!

TRUCK FARM - Episode 2 from Wicked Delicate Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The green roof at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

This is Colorado's answer to Sedums. Who needs Sedums when you can have Physaria bellii, native to the Front Range.

The alliums work well in our dry climate. I know my colleague, Lisa does not like pink but how can you not like this color in early spring?

Green Roofs and the Climate Smart Loan Program

Exciting news...Green Roofs have been included in the draft for commercial eligible measures for Boulder County's Climate Smart Loan program. This means that commercial entities will have access to cash to help finance green roof construction and other energy efficiency measures. The residential program has been very successful already and the commercial application will go live in early 2010. Please see for more info.