Green Roofs


Green roofs have vegetation that absorbs rainwater, provides insulation, and combats the heat island effect, where urban environments have higher temperatures than surrounding areas.

Because a green roof will add substantial weight to a building’s structure, you must hire a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect to perform a structural analysis to determine if the existing roof and its support system can hold the added load without a modification.



The NYC Green Roof Property Tax Abatement Program ended on March 15, 2018 as reflected in New York State Real Property Tax Law Article 4, Title 4-B.