What is a Green Roof?

A green roof is a living roof that is covered with vegetation and a growing medium planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier, drainage and irrigation systems.

Especially when in full bloom a green roof can be an attractive feature for a building.

 

Is a Green Roof Actually Better for the Environment?

A green roof absorbs carbon dioxide, creates oxygen as a by-product, filters pollutants in the air, decreases the “heat island effect” reflecting solar rays rather than absorbing them as a regular roof does and eliminates runoff, assisting with stormwater management.

It can provide habitat for bees and butterflies and more green space for birds looking down from their travels.

The benefits to the building itself include helping to cool and warm the building.

In a public setting signage could be used to teach visitors about the environmental attributes of the green roof and be part of a broader environmental learning experience.

 

Can my restroom have a Green Roof?

Are you looking for opportunities to have a greener restroom? A green roof can give your restroom a smaller environmental footprint, reducing building impacts and making your restroom part of its natural environment.

Green Flush Restrooms can build your restroom with a foundation that is ready for you to add plantings to your roof. Please inquire if you would like more information.