A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane.
- Stormwater management can be met with a green roof.
- The growing medium and vegetation absorb rainwater.
- Decreased stress on sewer systems at peak flow times.
- Reduced cooling and heating costs.
- Protects the roof membranes from harmful UV radiation and heat.
- Reduces the size of the HVAC unit necessary.
- Reduces the urban heat island effect.
Improve Air Quality
- Reduce noise pollution for the occupants of commercial buildings.
- Through the process of photosynthesis, animals and humans are supplied with oxygen.
- A green roof will absorb heat and filter the air moving across it.
- Increase local support for new development.
- Aesthetically pleasing to tenants above buildings with green roofs.
- Access to the outdoors can increase productivity and morale.
- Decreased need for health care services due to the benefits of nature and vegetation.
- Increase public perception of your corporation.
- The growing green roof trend
- Walmart sets a great example with green roof construction and stacked renewable technologies
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