New Earth Solutions strives to better connect our communities with nature. Creating spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional is critical to increasing well-being and sustainability. Living Roofs are creating more accessible green space, while increasing building performance through stormwater management as well as reduced heating and cooling.
What is a Living Roof
A living roof is top structure of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium incorporating additional layers such as a root barrier, drainage and irrigation systems.
Why Choose a Living Roof?
Living roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, increasing benevolence and decreasing stress of the people around the roof by providing a more aesthetically pleasing landscape. Additional effects also including helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigating the heat island effect.
Living roofs are suitable for retrofit or redevelopment projects as well as new buildings and can be installed on small garages or larger industrial, commercial and municipal buildings. They effectively utilize the natural functions of plants to filter water and treat air in urban and suburban landscapes.
New Earth Solutions’ Living Roof are designed to work with our other platforms to provide optimized performance, control, and maintenance. Explore how you can integrate Solara and New Earth Labs with your living roof by Contacting us.