There are many advantages to incorporating a green roof in your project. Our portfolio of green roof projects at Shape Architecture illustrates that projects of size and type can benefit from the addition of a green roof.
Below we lost a number of these advantages
Why should I choose a Green Roof?
Firstly, the appearance of a green roof is far better than the majority of other roof coverings. When a roof is looked on to from neighbouring buildings a green roof should be considered. It should also be judged favourably by the planning authority and neighbours. From street level the edge of the green roof can be elegantly detailed and the sense of plants visible at the roof edge is good. Also the composition of a green roof and roof lights or solar photovoltaic panels set within it is a attractive.
Whereas many discussions about the incorporation of a green roof in a project may focus on its appearance there are many other positive factors to consider.
The green roof be it soil with plants, a sedum roof or a rubble roof all serve to protect the waterproof membrane and as such improve the technical performance of the roof and serve to prolong its life.
Similarly the thermal performance of the roof is improved as is the acoustic separation the roof offers.