The benefits of Green Roofs:
- Reduced Energy Costs
- Sound Insulation
- Reduces air and noise pollution
- Extended Roof Life
- Stormwater Management
- Reduce the energy requirements of a building
- Lower your carbon footprint
- Provides useable outdoor patio spaces
- Provides insulation to the structure
Having a Green Roof can lower the carbon foot print. Carbon Footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Every time an act is undertaken, from boiling a kettle, reading an email, going for a drive or taking a flight, CO2 emissions are created. It can be lowered in many ways, having a green roof is one of them that can be very effective.
Green roofs hold rain like a sponge and allow nature to disperse the moisture naturally rather than rely on aging storm sewer systems.
Due to the amount of insulation that they provide, green roofs are known for their ability to provide an extremely constant temperature throughout the year. In the summer they provide a somewhat cool environment, and during the winter they keep the heat in.
Why Green Roofs?
- Reduced energy costs, air and noise pollution
- Sound insulation and extended roof life
- Stormwater management
- Reduction of carbon footprint