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|
CREATION OF LEISURE AREAS
COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE