Green Roof Benefits

Green Roof
Sedum Green Roof
Intensive Green Roof
Green Roof
Contemporary Green Roof

Benefits

  • Bring flora and fauna into city centres and provide a wildlife habitat
  • Help insulate roofs – improving a building’s thermal efficiency
    and reducing its carbon footprint
  • Can reduce energy consumption and costs – helping to keep a
    building warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
  • Help filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air
  • Help filter pollutants and heavy metals out of rainwater
  • Help lower urban air temperatures and reduce the heat island effect
  • Attenuation of storm water run-off
  • Provide protection to roof structures, increasing their lifespan
  • Provide recreation areas to roof tops
  • Provide a highly effective barrier to noise (both coming in and going out of a building)
  • Green roofs provide protection against sun and rain and have a longer life expectancy than standard roofs
  • Natural roofs allow buildings to fit within the landscape
  • Green roofs offer natural absorption to rainwater, reducing the burden on sewerage systems.

Financial Benefits

  • Can benefit and aid building insulation
  • Can reduce air conditioning and heating costs
  • Living roofs can reduce energy consumption costs by up to 75%
  • Green roofs in homes can reduce energy costs by 23%

Environmental Benefits

  • Energy savings for buildings
  • Lower ambient temperature – reducing the heat island effect
  • CO2 and PM10 capture to purify the air
  • Stimulates urban biodiversity
  • Rainwater retention to mitigate floods
  • Rainwater purifications to assist with a cleaner environment
  • Sound abatement
  • Time saving at point of construction in comparison to standard roof structures