Article discusses how green roofs, elevated roof surfaces covered entirely by a thin soil and vegetation layer, can provide benefits to schools. First, green roofs improve the built environment by storing and absorbing rainwater and reducing the negative environmental impact of sealed surfaces. Second, the roofs create a learning environment that students and staff can utilize in studies involving water and energy efficiency. And third, operation and maintenance efforts are reduced through installation of a cooling green roof that also protects the roofing membrane and can outlast conventional roofs.
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