Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Green roofs are an example of source control. Source control measures deal with run-off at, or close to, the surface where rainfall lands. You may need to use additional sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) components to control any overflow.
Green roofs have a layer of vegetation or patches of vegetation as part of the roof cover and can:
You can use a variety of green roofs, including:
Green roofs add weight so you should consider them at the construction stage of a new build. For an existing building, an extensive system is recommended as it adds less weight, but you should always consult an engineer to make sure that the structure is safe.
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