System designed to maintain the ecosystem that surrounds the building where they are installed, providing different benefits both to the environment and to the people who inhabit these buildings.
Benefits of Green Roofs
Reduction of CO2 emissions
Reduction of heat island
Improved air quality
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There are 2 types of Ground Covers:
· Extensive Ground Covers
They need more substrate as they contain shrub species and even trees. The thickness of the layer will be from 20 cms approximately, providing the garden with flowers and walkable areas.
They need more maintenance and watering than extensive covers.
· Intensive Green Roofs
The most relevant feature of this type of cover is the choice of species such as ground cover succulents, which need little watering and little maintenance.
The layer is thin, up to 15 cm, and there is no danger of the roots damaging the cover.
Characteristics of Ground Cover Types
|Substrate thickness||Up to 15 cms||Between 10 and 20 cm||Greater than 15 cm|
Ground Cover Passable
|Not trafficable||Partially trafficable|
|Saturated weight||Between 50 and 170 kg/m²||Between 150 and 250 kg/m²||More than 245 kg/m²|
|Vegetation Type||Creeping||Small shrubs, ornamental grasses||Shrubs and Small trees|
Comparative Differences by Land Cover Type
|Lighter||More landscaping possibilities|
|Suitable for large areas||Higher biodiversity potential|
|Less maintenance. Can be designed not to be irrigated||More usability by people|
|More recommended for refurbishment projects|
|Lower investment cost|
The vertical garden is an element that works for us. Each m2 of garden can absorb up to 2.5 kg of CO2, so harmful to humans, and can expel up to 1.9 kg of oxygen, so wherever they are, they are an important element for our health.
The vertical garden acts as an effective barrier against excessive heat and low temperatures. Its insulating effect is so powerful that in certain rooms you can even dispense with the use of air conditioning. Think that plants expel excess heat, as they do not need it.
One of the characteristics of vertical ecosystems is their great botanical variety. Depending on the place where they are installed, the botanical project will specify certain species or others, always prioritising survival over aesthetics. This variety offers a spectacle that conventional gardening would not be able to cope with.
CREATION OF LEISURE AREAS
Thanks to the landscaping of the roofs, we find a usable space that was generally considered unusable. This space, which we have already paid for in the construction of the building, is fitted out as a leisure area, thus taking advantage of all the benefits that a garden provides.
COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE
The creation of green spaces is one of the ways to fight climate change, especially in compromised spaces such as city centres, but also in less populated areas, where the vegetation of a canopy can work in a hostile environment, cleaning the air and making it healthier by reducing pollution.