Living Bus Shelter Roof

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority located in Buffalo, NY has developed a bus shelter with a living roof.

The shelter roof contains short, hardy succulent plants called sedum in shades of green, yellow, blue-green, brick red and burgundy. In addition to the plants, the roof also contains a solar panel, that illuminates an ad on the side of the shelter.

As reported in the Buffalo News:

“The green roof provides a burst of natural, visual relief on the bustling corner. Like all green roofs, the 5-foot-wide, 11-foot-long planting helps clean the air and slows rain runoff, preventing it from flowing into the storm sewer system. The roof also keeps the shelter a few degrees cooler in the summer and a few degrees warmer in the winter”.

Check out some pictures of the bus shelter here.

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