How Greenroofs Work
Greenroofs are strikingly beautiful, unique and original works of living art designed to beautify what would ordinarily be a blank, wasted space.
Healt and Wellness
Buildings that feature and promote access to vegetation have been documented as having a greater positive human health impact than those without. Studies have shown that visual access to natural settings leads to increased job satisfaction and productivity and post-operative recovery rates in medical facilities.
Greenroofs are a living breathing ecosystem absorbing airborne pollutants and converting carbon dioxide into life giving oxygen. Our greenwalls can also help remove VOCS! Volatile Organic Compounds which are absorbed into the plant through the leaves. With a buildings vast footprint taking up valuble permiable surfaces and space for plants the only solution to green that footprint is to install a greenroof.
The vegetated surface provided by strategic urban greenery such as green walls and greenroofs will block high frequency sounds, and when constructed with a suitable substrate or growing medium tehy can also block low-frequency noises.
Greenroofs provide additional usable space for private and public areas. What once was an unusable space, now can be converted into open park land, usable space for familys and office workers for leasure, meetings or even time out with a coffee!
Urban Heat Island Effect
With strategic placement of greenroofs, plants can create enough turbulence to break horizontal airflow, which slows and cools down the air and reduces the urban heat island effect.
Improved Energy Efficency
Greenroofs can help lower the air temperature around intake valves, which means HVAC units will require less energy to cool air before being circulated around a building. The heat produced by the sun and reflective heat from opposing buildings is absorbed reducing cooling costs and acting like a blanket, insullating the roof helping to reduce heating costs.
Building Structure Protection
Greenroofs provide an additional layer of exterior insulation and thereby limit thermal fluctuations. Greenroofs protect roof structures from UV radiation, rain and damage from pollutants.