While each green roof is unique, their function is similar - providing many benefits to the public, community, environment and Owner.

Environmental Benefits:

  • Stormwater management
  • Save energy on air-conditioning by reducing heat gain
  • Improve air quality
  • Urban food production
  • Sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Increase green space & homes to pollinators
  • Urban Heat Island mitigation
  • Minimize landfill waste
Owner Benefits:

  • Energy savings
  • Lengthen roof lifespan
  • Added amenity space
  • Earn up to 19 LEED credits (WE and SS)
  • Columbus Green Infrastructure
  • Fire retardation
  • Noise reduction
  • Healthier & more prosperous communities


Megan Meier has been a Certified Green Roof Professional since 2009. After 10 years in a film-editing career in Santa Monica, CA, Megan returned to Ohio for her true calling in sustainable building and design. She earned a degree from the Ohio State University in Horticulture and Construction Management, and launched Higher Ground Green Roofs, LLC in 2012. Outside of the office, Megan is active in the U.S. Green Building Council and enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family.