DURABILITY MEETS SUSTAINABILITY
With increased desire and requirements to make buildings perform sustainably, green roofs have become a “growing” option in the industry. Green roofs are planted areas on flat or sloped roofs. Conventional gardens on rooftops generally consist of a few pots and planters. Green roof systems can cover the whole roof area with the cultivation of plant life. These areas can also be used as a place of enjoyment or recreation. Sika’s durable, sustainable, and advanced roofing/waterproofing systems are a solution to make a green roof possible.
GREEN ROOF SYSTEM BENEFITS
- Filtration and drainage
- Storm-water retention
- Reduction in energy consumption
- Reduces urban heat island effect
- Increased property value
ECONOMICALLY AND ENVRIONMENTALLY EFFICIENT
As an insulator, green roofs can reduce peak energy demand by lowering a building’s cooling costs in the warmer summer months and reduce heating costs in the cooler and cold winter months. Environmentally the green roof can improve the overall surrounding temperature. More green roofs and fewer dark colored roofs can help an area's climate be more temperate. Dark roofs retain heat, light roofs reflect heat, green roofs are a moderating alternative.