Why Green Roof Technology?
Apart from its aesthetic value, a green roof have significant environmental, social and economic benefits in urban areas. Here are some advantages of using green roofs in your building:
• Compared to conventional roofs, vegetated roofs last longer. This is because the roof is protected by an impermeable membrane. This results in decrease in maintenance and replacement costs.
• Green roof absorbs heat and prevent airborne pollutants from entering the room. It makes the room cooler during summer season.
• A building employing green roofing system certainly has an aesthetic appeal. This increases the value of the property, especially because of its visual and environmental advantages.
• The uncut grass and plants in green roofs produces enough oxygen to humans. It also reduces the impact of carbon dioxide and negates the effects of acid rain.
Green roof technology has become well established due to financial and legislative support of the government in European nations like Germany. The future may see every nation following an eco-friendly roofing system for the betterment of urban environment.
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