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Even The Biggest Companies are Going Green

January 13th, 2015

One of the world’s biggest companies is leading the way when it comes to creating a positive, fun-filled, colourful working environment with aims of inspiring and innovating both staff and visitors alike.

Microsoft’s Building B44 in Redmond, Washington has recently completed a huge redevelopment project and now has a 35-foot living wall with over 36 plant species coupled with a three-story spiral helix staircase makes a dramatic welcoming reception area, while interactive artwork throughout creates a unique environment of engagement, and a creative home for Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise team.

For more on this project along with a number of pictures, please check out the following link – http://www.creativeboom.co.uk/workspace-tours/microsofts-building-b44-washington-/

Green Roofing Benefits

Along with providing significant aesthetic benefits, the installation of a green roofing system to a building or property has every chance of proving itself to be a very Recycled Polyester Geotextile Fabrics 4worthwhile investment, rather than just an expenditure.

Read on to find out why this is:

Winter Savings – During the cold and wet winter months, the installation of a green roof can help to improve insulation by as much as 25% in dry conditions. A green roofing system can also raise the outside temperature of the roof by an average of approximately 4.5°C when the weather is cold; whilst  reducing the levels of heat loss due to wind by as much as half.

Figures such as these help to highlight exactly why the reduction in heat loss will help you to save money on your heating bills during the winter.

Summer Savings – On the flip side of the winter benefits, the installation of a green roofing system to a property also offers the ability to keep properties cooler than bare roofs by average of 15°C during warm summer months.

It is far from uncommon for businesses to find themselves spending more on air conditioning bills during the summer than they spend on heating bills during the winter. Therefore if you have the opportunity to make an investment that covers all bases, surely it is worth investigation.

For more information regarding the green roofing solutions available from Wallbarn, please check out the following link – https://www.wallbarn.com/green-roof-new/

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