Buresinnova - Green Roofs
Buresinnova has developed green roof systems that incorporate environmentally sound construction techniques and sustainable management.
Green roofs, living roofs or roof gardens are systems developed to support plant life on the top of the roofs. These systems, while protecting the waterproofing membrane, provide a wide range of aesthetic and ecological benefits.
The roof garden is usually divided into two categories:
They are self-sustaining. Extensive roofs normally have a substrate thickness of less than 15 cm and are designed to allow the development of plants with low water needs. They are usually only accessed for maintenance and maintenance is minimum. The Buresinnova Extensive Roofs incorporate BURESINNOVA ecological recycled materials in both drainage systems and in the growing medium, having developed in its R + D + i facilities numerous tests to determine the most suitable materials for sustainable construction.Extensive systems incorporate the substrate BURESINNOVA e10 based 100 percent on recycled products.
They are thicker and can support the development of a wider variety of plant species, they are usually accessed, and they require irrigation, feeding and more maintenance. Buresinnova Intensive Roofs incorporate into their design and construction the techniques of Xeriscape.
BURESINNOVA Green Roofs are not just one more system, they bring a new philosophy to understand the new city.
Benefits of Green Roofs:
- Mitigation of the urban heat island effect by urban heat reduction.
- Absorb rainwater and reduce rainwater runoff during storms.
- Insulate building for sound.
- Increase biodiversity in cities, establishment of wildlife habitats.
- Carbon offsets.
- They filter gaseous pollutants (NOX, SO2), thus improving air quality.
- Provide insulation. Thermal insulation. Reduce heating and cooling. Energy savings.
- Protection of the building structure.
- Can contribute to LEED points.
- Increase roof life span.
- Increases real estate value.
Social and aesthetic
- Better appearance of the building.
- Psychological benefits of nature observation.
- Increased urban space for gardens.
- Improving environmental awareness in the population.