Estimated Potential for Green Roofs in New York City

By Nour Zein

"Nature plays a crucial role in the life of New York City. Green roofs atop the city’s buildings offer environmental, economic, and public health benefits to our communities. Yet, as of 2016 less than 0.1% of the city's 1 million buildings had green roofs." - The Nature Conservancy

Rooftops are an untapped resource. This project visualizes and maps as estimated potential rooftops for implementing green roofs, and estimates the environmental benefits they may provide if installed.