Why Green Roof?
• Promote Biodiversity – Creating a natural habitat, encouraging a wide range of insects, birds and butterflies, particularly in areas where the habitat has been ‘lost’.
• Storm Water Attenuation – Absorbing rainfall that would normally run straight off hard surfaces, helping to reduce urban flooding.
• Combat pollution – green plants absorb noise, trap dust, recycle carbon dioxide, and absorb and break down many gaseous pollutants.
• Reduce the ‘urban heat island effect’ and the energy costs associated with keeping buildings cool in hot weather.
Green Roofs also have a significant effect on Building Insulation, Noise Reduction, and Extending Roof Life.