BUILDING ENVELOPES & GREEN ROOFS

PERFORMANCE UPGRADES TO BUILDING ENVELOPES, ROOFS AND WALLS.

A green roof or living roof, is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane.

 Features and Benefits 

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  • Increase insulation efficiency 

  • Shading the outer surface of the building envelope has been shown to be more effective than internal insulation

 

  • In the summer, green roofs protect the building from direct solar heat

 

  • In winter, minimises heat loss through added insulation on the roof​

 

  • Energy conservation translates into fewer greenhouse gases

 

  • Increase air tightness

  • Improve comfort

 

  • Less ground ozone + less heat = less smog

 

  • Reduction of urban heat-island effect

 

  • Less need for health case services results in societal cost savings

 

  • Reduce storm water run-off

 

  • Decrease noise pollution

 

  • Reduced material waste from re-roofing

 

  • Increase life cycle of roof

 

  • Modernization

 

  • Increase value

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