Ecological benefits of green roofs

The Ecological Benefits of a Green Roof

Green roofs retain rainwater

Stormwater Management

Reduces immediate water run-off. The sewer pipes can be reduced in capacity.

 

 

Green roofs improve the microclimate

Improving the Microclimate

Green Roofs humidify the air and provide some cool air. This is particularly effective on rooftops that lie adjacent to residential or office spaces, but also makes a valuable contribution to improving the microclimate in our urban centers. Furthermore, air conditioning systems have a much greater effect due to the reduced heating.

Green roofs bind toxic particles

Binding Dust and Toxic Particles

The large foliar surface of Green Roofs and the deceleration of the air flow that they help to create means that landscaped roofs filter between 10 and 20 % of the dust from the air. Nitrates and other substances contained in the air and rainwater are also retained and utilised.

Green roofs reduce sound reflexion

Noise Reduction

Improves sound insulation. This is most effective with buildings near airports or noisy discotheques or machinery.

 

Green roofs help compensate for green spaces

New Habitat

Encourages wildlife to remain within build-up areas.

 

 

Utilising recycling materials for green roofs

Utilising Valuable Recycling Materials

Rubber, polyethylene and expanded polystyrene rigid foam are used in the production of drainage elements. The mono clay material Zincoblend M and humus are the basis for the production of ZinCo rooftop garden system soils. The most important criterion is the quality of the product, which is tested by recognised institutes and research bodies.