The City is committed to increasing the number of high qualities green roof Sydney. Green roofs and dividers give numerous natural and network benefits. They are an essential piece of any feasible city.

Why go green?

Green roof can expand the life expectancy of a rooftop by shielding the waterproofing layer from climate and temperature changes. They can give sound protection, lessen the warming and cooling prerequisites and moderate stormwater spillover, reduce the urban warmth island impacts, catch vaporous and particulate poisons and improve air quality. The structures can bolster nearby biodiversity, make another open space for diversion, developing nourishment and bolster the occupants’ physical and emotional well-being. 

Building a green roof

The primary thought when fabricating a green rooftop is the weight and reason. 

There are two sorts of green roof. Broad green roof have a slender developing medium while serious green roof have further soil and are a lot heavier. 

Broad green roof are shallow and can give the natural advantages of a green rooftop, however can’t bolster customary pedestrian activity. Broad green roof have a developing mechanism of under 200mm and a rooftop structure like regular rooftop covers. They give some warm and acoustic protection benefits and are generally simple to retrofit on existing roof. 

Serious green roof are the older sibling of broad green roof. They have a bigger profile of up to 1m profound, enabling them to help bigger plants and have a more noteworthy water-holding limit. They can weigh between 180-500kg/sqm or more and require a more grounded physical rooftop structure. This makes them an increasingly costly choice however they have a more extensive degree for plan and use. They have more prominent warm and acoustic protection benefits however are hard to retrofit existing structures.

Advantages of green roof and walls

Green roof and walls give numerous advantages to building proprietors and our city including: 

  • improved air quality 
  • embellishing structures and the cityscape 
  • supporting neighborhood biodiversity 
  • supporting our physical and psychological wellness 
  • protecting structures from warmth and clamor 
  • making new open space for amusement and nourishment developing 
  • broadening rooftop life by shielding the waterproofing layer from climate and temperature changes 
  • improving sunlight based board effectiveness 
  • cooling city temperatures and diminishing the urban warmth island impact 
  • Easing back and cleaning storm water spillover from structures.