Green Roof system

Given the nature of today’s environmental considerations to build environmentally friendly buildings and to provide a sustainable long term design, owners, architects, governments and the general public are keenly interested in “sustainable, green roofing systems”. As defined by the NRCA a Green Roof System is a roof area of “plantings/landscaping installed above a waterproofed substrate at any building level”. Installed correctly Green Roofs are attractive, energy saving installations that also extend the use full life expectancy of the roofing/waterproofing system.

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Benefits of Vegetative Roofing

  • Reduction of stormwater run-off
  • Reduction of urban heat-island effect
  • Improvement of oxygen levels and air quality
  • Extended roof service life
  • Reduction of carbon monoxide
  • Improvement of the well-being of people using and viewing them
  • Contribution to LEED Buildings certification points
  • Decrease in noise pollution
  • Conservation of natural resources

Solar (PV) Photovoltaic

Photovoltaics is a method for generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into electricity. The photovoltaic effect refers to photons of light knocking electrons into a higher state of energy to create electricity.

Solar cells produce direct current electricity from light, which can be used to power equipment or to charge a battery. Today photovoltaic systems are used for grid connected power generation, or onsite applications. There are great incentive programs on both the federal and state levels to take advantage of through the purchase of these systems.

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