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    Top 5 Benefits Of A Modular Green Roof

    April 28th, 2023

    There are numerous advantages to installing a green roof, but it may be challenging to identify which are most essential.

    This article will outline five benefits associated with installing a modular green roof, to help make an informed decision for your property!

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    1. Increased Energy Efficiency

    Green roofs act as thermal blankets in cold climates, helping reduce energy use in heating a building and air conditioning needs in hotter regions – saving money on annual energy costs.

    Green roofs help combat climate change by reducing CO2 emissions produced from heating and cooling a building, as well as enhancing overall livability by bringing nature back into urban spaces.

    Modular green roofs offer numerous advantages. These include increased energy efficiency, decreased air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, higher property value appreciation and decreased noise levels. Furthermore, modular green roofs can reduce the risk of water pollution while lessening an impactful building’s footprint on the environment.

    2. Reduced Air Pollution

    Green roofs trap and filter air pollutants, decreasing particle count in outdoor air while simultaneously improving indoor air quality by increasing oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange.

    However, the amount of reduction varies based on vegetation type and roof surface type. Therefore, it is essential that an analytical model be devised that considers how an increased green roof area affects environmental pollution indicators across Central and Eastern Europe and considers experimentally determined coefficients related to local climate.

    Green roof systems often fall short when it comes to peak discharge reduction during designed storms, but this can be improved using a storage layer (blue roof) beneath them. In this paper, we present a straightforward methodology for designing modular green-blue roof systems to reduce peak discharge.

    3. Increased Property Value

    An investment in a modular green roof can bring tremendous returns for any property owner, whether they are selling their home or simply looking to add value. Considerations regarding investment are paramount. Supply and demand play an influential role in determining your property’s worth, with everything from interest rates to local infrastructure improvements influencing this equation. In order to maximize the value of your property, the key is paying attention to all its factors and taking advantage of any opportunities as they present themselves. Successful homeowners will heed advice from advisors and develop long-term plans accordingly; now is also an opportune time to consult an experienced broker regarding its value and make sure you’re taking full advantage of all available tools.

    4. Reduced Water Pollution

    Green roofs reduce stormwater runoff and, thus, decrease pollution entering waterways. They also improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the atmosphere.

    Modular green roofs can help reduce water pollution. Their absorbent surface can absorb excess rainwater while protecting soil erosion.

    They can store stormwater for six months, reducing the need to drain and treat through municipal systems.

    Modular green roofs offer numerous advantages over traditional rooftop gardens, such as ease of installation and reduced maintenance needs; however, modular systems tend to be more expensive upfront.

    5. Reduced Noise

    Green roofs can act as an effective noise buffer and reduce noise pollution from traffic, industry, and airports. Testing has revealed that green roofs can absorb up to 40 decibels of noise pollution, providing much-needed relief to occupants living near these areas.

    Green roofs also help improve air quality by filtering pollutants out of the atmosphere and decreasing carbon dioxide concentrations, helping keep a building healthier and more comfortable for its occupants.

    Modular green roof systems provide an economical and straightforward method for adding greenery to the rooftop of a building. Composed of planter trays easily connected together in one covering, engagement pins secure them securely to the underlying membrane for quick installation and quick maintenance.