View from Narrow Passive House Green Roof

May 9, 2012 ... The View From Up Here!

Things are moving along with the Narrow Passive House and construction is well under way.  Today I had the privilege of walking around on the soon-to-be green roof during a field review.  We used a ‘flat’ roof (these things should never actually be flat) over the majority of the house to provide a huge outdoor living space which is accessed from the main staircase of the house.  This extra real-estate is a huge asset on a residential lot, and not only that…. the views of the mountains and downtown (as seen over neighbouring roof tops) are stunning!  You never would have known that this lot could have such amazing views.  I can’t wait to see it when the greenery is all in place, as over 50% of all roof surface area on this project will be planted with grasses, herbs, and sedums. It will be such a fantastic urban retreat.