SEATTLE — Seattle''s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified hotel/condominium, Olive 8, receives a green roof, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The 8,355-square-foot roof is located on the fourth floor podium, meaning hotel guests and anyone higher than the fourth floor will be able to see and enjoy it, the story stated.
A green roof provides greater insulation, absorbs and slows down storm water runoff during heavy rains and provides a crucial habitat for birds, bees and butterflies, the story noted.
A mix of 20 different varieties of sedums — an ideal plant to use for such a roof because they are drought-tolerant and adaptive as their native habitat is rocky and windy — make up the greenery on the roof, the story added.
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