Green Roof Advantages Guide

A green roof has many benefits at economic, ecological and societal levels. A green roof provides a rainwater buffer, purifies mid-air, reduces the ambient temperature, regulates the indoor temperature, saves energy and encourages biodiversity in the town. Green roofs are part of climate-proof construction. Also, people are happier in a green environment than in grey surroundings. Below we make clear the benefits 1 by 1.

Provides a rainwater buffer
A green roof absorbs rain water by the water buffering in the plants, substrate and drainage layer. This delays the discharge of rainwater to the sewage system, purifies the rainwater, and water also evaporates through the plants. This all really helps to stabilize the groundwater level, reduces the peak load on the sewage system and reduces the chance of flooding.

Purifies the air Purifies mid-air
The plants in a green roof filter particulate matter from the air and convert CO2 into oxygen. With a green roof you are adding to air purification.

Reduces the ambient temperature
Plants absorb sunlight, 50% is absorbed and 30% reflected; which means this helps you to create a cooler and more pleasant climate. For the indoor climate this means that the air conditioning doesn’t have to work so difficult, which means energy savings. And this too has an extra positive effect on the climate in the immediate vicinity of your building and on the temperature in the town. Overall, it means a 3°C temperature reduction in the town.

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Increases solar panel efficiency
A green roof reduces the temperature on the roof. Thanks to this cooler roof, the efficiency of solar energy panels is higher and that means you reduce your total energy costs.

Reduces ambient noise outside and inside
A green roof acts as a sound barrier to your building. It absorbs sound and thus offers a quieter environment, both inside and outside your building.

Extends life time of roof
A green roof protects the roofing material from external influences like the sun, rain, wind and temperature fluctuations and doubles or triples the life span of your roof to up to 60 years or even longer. You may recoup the investment in your green roof within 8 to 21 years.

Adds value to the building
The natural and sustainable appearance, coupled with a decrease in energy costs and extension of the life span of your roof, means a rise in value of your house.

Increases biodiversity
The Sedums, herbs, grasses or host plants that are included in the a green roof promote the habitat of birds, butterflies and insects, especially in the location environment which is mainly concrete and asphalt.

Creates fire-resistant layer Creates fire-resistant layer
Plants naturally contain a lot of moisture. Which has a green roof you create a natural fire-resistant layer on your house or office building.Increases the feeling of well-beingIncreases the sensation of well-being
Living and working in a green environment has a confident influence on the well-being of people. Greenery offers relaxation and reduces stress.

Offers healing environment
Greenery encourages faster recovery for patients, resulting in a shorter hospital stay. A folks tolerance of pain is higher in a green environment. This is also known as a ‘healing environment’.

More social interaction, less vandalism
Working or moving into a green environment brings people together. A green environment gives a higher perceived and user experience. This has a positive effect on social cohesion in neighbourhoods. Areas with more greenery suffer less hinder from aggression, violence and vandalism.

Direct-green, low maintenance
Using vegetation blankets you can create a green roof with a direct-green result. The mats are carefully pre-cultivated and on delivery boast 90% coverage. This means that weeds hardly get to be able to establish themselves and the maintenance required is negligible.

Saves time and money
In contrast to planting a green roof with individual plug plants, laying a green roof using vegetation blankets is fast and simple to realise. And the subsequent maintenance is minimal. That means you save time and money!

Erosion protection
On roofs exposed to a great deal of wind pre-cultivated vegetation blankets ensure that the substrate will not be impressed in a storm. These provide a solid and erosion-resistant top layer to the green roof.