A green roof, or living roof, is a roof that is partially or completely covered with vegetation, planted over a waterproof membrane. They serve several purposes for buildings such as absorbing rainwater, reducing stormwater runoff, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife and mitigating the heat island effect. Water is stored by the substrate and taken up by plants where it is returned to the atmosphere by transpiration and evaporation. When installed correctly many green roofs can contribute to LEED points.
GREEN ROOFS PRODUCTS
The NuDrain Green Roof System is a high flow, dimpled drainage core. The core is perforated, then bonded to top root resistant filter fabric and bottom protection fabric, specifically designed for green roof applications. The top root resistant filter fabric prevents roots from affecting the...
Nilex's NuDrain Sheet Drain materials replace or reduce the natural drainage aggregate used against structures such as retaining walls, foundation walls, bridge abutments, lagging walls and soil-nailing applications...
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