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This supermarket grows produce on roof garden

Jul 27, 2017, 8:16 AM EDT
(Source: Grocerymania: Épiceries et centres commerciaux/flickr)
(Source: Grocerymania: Épiceries et centres commerciaux/flickr)

A supermarket in Canada’s Montreal identified an opportunity in the authority’s regulations pushing for green roofs. IGA Extra Famille Duchemin claims that it is the first grocery store in Canada that sells produce grown on its own 25,000-foot rooftop garden.

Co-owner Richard Duchemin says the practice not only raises the consumer demand because of “local produce” factor but also cuts down energy bills by regulating the temperature of the building, notes Inhabitat.

The produce from this garden has a smaller carbon footprint and makes use of water derived from the store's dehumidification system, writes Huffington Post.

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