The Construction of a Green Roofing System

Green space is any and all areas open to the sky and containing trees, groundcover, shrubs, urban agriculture, natural grass, turf, or a vegetated roof. Green space can be provided on a roof or at grade.
Green roofs offer several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, well-being and decreasing concerns of the people around the roof by providing a more aesthetically genuine landscape.
Green roofs aid in lowering urban air temperatures and mitigating the common heat island effect.Green roofs are easy to retrofit. Contact Gold Star Premium Roofing now for a free quote now.

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  • Standard Attributes

    • Vegetation:
      The top layer of a green roof consists of vegetation.
    • Growing Medium:
      The growing medium is the foundation for all the vegetation on the top later.
    • Root Barrier:
      Root barriers are associated with deep-rooted plants such as trees and shrubs.
    • Drainage:
      A drainage layer is installed to adequately remove excess water from a green roof.
    • Insulation:
      The insulation layer is the protector of the membrane layer below.
    • Membrane Protection:
      The roof’s membrane needs protection to prevent deterioration.
    • Membrane:
      A membrane is the bottommost layer of a green roof, and is the main separation between the green roof above and the structural supports below.

     

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  • LEED Certification

    • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®):
      The green building rating system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
    • Sustainable Sites:
      Projects earning SS Credit 2 (Development Density and Community Connectivity) may include vegetated roof surface in this calculation if the plants are native or adapted, provide habitat, and promote biodiversity.
    • Water Efficiency:
      Be sure to design the green roof system without permanent irrigation, or if irrigation is necessary, minimize potable consumption with drip irrigation and/or irrigation with reclaimed water.
    • Energy and Optimization :
      Establish the minimum level of energy efficiency for the proposed building and systems to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.
    • Materials and Resources:
      Reuse building materials and products to reduce demand for virgin materials and reduce waste, thereby lessening impacts associated with the extraction and processing of virgin resources.

     

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  • Saved Costs

    • The lifespan and low-maintenance of a green roof can result in vast cost savings.
    • Research from the University of Michigan showed that with initial roof costs of a green roof and a conventional roof relatively being $464,000 and $335,000, the green roof would actually save around $200,000 over its lifetime.
    • Benefits at economic, ecological and societal levels.
    • It provides a rainwater buffer, purifies the air, reduces the ambient temperature, regulates the indoor temperature, saves energy and encourages biodiversity in the city.
    • Roof Protection and Extended Lifespan Covering your roof with vegetation offers a protective layer that shelters the waterproofing membrane of your roof from the sun.
    • Given that green roofs can extend the lifespan of your roof for up to 70 years, the building owner will not have to replace the roof in his or her lifetime.

     

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  • Benefits

    • By improving energy efficiency and addressing the “Urban Heat Island Effect”, we can better prepared and adapted to climate change.
    • Hospital patients with natural views require less medication and attention and may be discharged sooner.
    • Opportunities to recycle aggregate and compost.
    • Faster approval process for new projects.
    • Reduced stormwater/ wastewater charges from municipality or utility.
    • Reduce the size of stormwater management ponds or cisterns, resulting in cost savings.
    • Grants related to energy efficiency and/ or green roofs.
    • Potential for density bonusing/ larger floor area ratio.
    • Potential to score more than 7 credits under the US and Canadian Green Building Council LEED certification system.
    • Potential for satisfying minimum parkland / green space set aside, requirements.

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