Green Roofed Gas Stations?

grass1012_125x75.jpgWhether or not a gas station can be LEED certified, I’ve no idea, but this creative entrepreneur in Port Washington, WI plans to give his gas station a green roofed touch. Not only that, but he plans to build it into a hillside so that the roof becomes the “front yard” of the building higher up the hill (which happens to be his house). That way, not only is he combating drainage and doing away with an “eyesore”, he’s also differentiating his product.
Like Al Johnson’s Sweedish Restaurant, famous for not only having a green roof, but for having goats on it to keep it “mowed”, that extra touch may be what it takes to make his station stand alone from others in town. I can picture kids begging their parents to stop for gas there so they can stand under the green roof


Strictly speaking, this may or may not have any real measurable green qualities the way a LEED certified architect might analyze it, but that’s really besides the point. It’s a smart move in a green direction by a saavy entrepreneur, and it will raise awareness of the concept of green roofs for miles around.
(image swiped from JSOnline)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.