Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Scandinavian Houses with Green Roofs Look Straight Out of a Fairytale

Hofskirkja, Iceland Menno Schaefer

From: Bored Panda
Scandinavians are serious about their green roofs. They've had them for a while now and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere. They even have a competition every year to determine the best green roof project in Scandinavia by the Scandinavian Green Roof Association! But there is a reason why Scandinavians like these green roofs so much... They are not only a beautiful feature for a house, but they also offer numerous social, environmental and financial benefits. They absorb rainwater, reduce winter heating costs, reduce summer air-conditioning costs, provide insulation, and are long lasting - just to name a few.

 Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland  Tanja Le

Renndølsetra, Norway reddit

Thjorsardalur, Iceland Dominik Frings

Skalholt, Iceland  Lindsay Snow

Norway Robert Snow

Torshavn, Faroe Islands Andrea Izzotti

Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands Nick Fox

Church Of Funningur, Faroe Islands Marco Grassi

 Mikladalur, Faroe Islands Nick Fox

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