Green roofs systems

Green roofs are known as living roofs, eco-roofs or vegetated roofs. Are with vegetation cultivated on purpose.

There are 2 main types of green roofs

.: intensive green roofs, with irrigation and substrate layers up to 40 cm, where even bushes and some trees wit little development can grow. Intensive green roofs are expensive and result impossible in most cases.

.: extensive green roofs, with a very thin substrate layer covered with succulent plants are defined as low maintenance, drought-tolerant, self-seeding vegetated roof covers.

Green roofs offer lots of environmental benefits:

-Drecreased surface runoff

-Decreased heating and cooling building demands

-Increased localbiodiversity

-Improve local air quality

-Mitigates the Urban Heat Island effect