An excellent benefit of roof gardens like this…

An excellent benefit of roof gardens like this UWS Terrace, is the positive environmental effects they have. All plant life helps the city by absorbing noise, trapping dust, recycling carbon dioxide, and absorbing and breaking down many pollutants. Plants help to reduce the negative climatic effects of urbanization by absorbing some of the heat generated and absorbing the rainfall that runs off hard surfaces. Plants can also help to reduce energy costs by insulating buildings against extremes of heat and cold. For more on this project: http://ow.ly/t7CR30lcQcV