the benefits of a green roof
Green or living roofs, as they’re otherwise known, can be created on flat or pitched roofs by installing perennial plants on top of a waterproof membrane. The area can be partially or fully covered with vegetation, providing a wealth of benefits.
- Reduced energy consumption
The extra layer of insulation the vegetation provides absorbs and reflects sunlight and reduces the energy used.
- Noise reduction
Green or living roofs absorb sound, so you can expect a quieter environment inside or outside the building.
- Stormwater reduction
Compared with traditional roofing, green roofs reduce the volume of rainwater run-off, lessening the potential for localised flooding and minimising the knock-on effect on sewer systems.
- A step forward in sustainability
Green roofs create a habitat for wildlife, filter toxic particles from the air, and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.
- Green ticks for planning & BREEAM
With the ever-increasing focus on sustainability, planning officers are more commonly specifying green roofs as a condition of planning permission. They can also contribute towards BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) credits.
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