Compliant Green Roof – Roof Garden Design
Atlantis aurora is committed to living roofs which meet government incentives for healthy cities. Our experience and technical knowledge allows for problem solving to create beautiful spaces. Our team consists of scientists, engineers, horticulturalists, architects and landscape designers. International experience ensures your project will succeed, and be value for money.
- Vertical gardens
- Lightweight green roofs
- Biophilia, rooftop farming, WSUD, energy efficient, xerophytic gardens
- Rooftop gardens
Green Roof Benefits
Versions of green roofs have been used around the world for centuries, particularly in Western Europe. The recent interest in green roofs around the world has been spurred by benefits that include:
Green roofs reduce water runoff
During heavy or continuous rain, runoff can overpower storm water systems and damage waterways and fish habitat. Green Roofs are an ideal solution to attenuate stormwater reducing the burden on existing infrastructure. Green roofs are also efficient filters and can provide clean water.
Green roofs are energy efficient
Green roofs reduce the energy required to cool or heat a building- leading to significant cost savings.
In summer, the green roof protects the building from direct solar heat.
In winter, the green roof minimizes heat loss through added insulation on the roof.
Green roofs are good for the environment
Green roofs reduce greenhouse gasses by lowering energy consumption.
The mass adoption of green roofs could reduce the “urban heat island” – cooling cities during the hot summer months.
Green roofs last
Greening the roof provides protection by reducing the daily temperature changes of the roof membrane and extending its length of performance over time. Membranes on green roofs typically last twice as long as those on traditional roofs because the temperature is regulated.
Life cycle costs are competitive
The installation cost of a green roof is higher than a traditional roof; however the lifecycle cost is competitive, particularly when consideration is given to roof replacement cost, energy savings and less expensive building air-handling systems.
Green roofs provide ‘extra’ space
Green roofs can make the most of unused space within the increasing density of our cities.
Rooftops can be developed into social and recreational spaces and used for urban agriculture.