Urbanscape Green Roofs

10 Superior Green Roof Storm Water Control Designs Soon to be Tested

Posted by Maja Tomazin on May 16, 2017 12:02:13 PM

The Purple-Roof® “enhanced by Urbanscape®concept, a joint effort between sedum grower Sempergreen from Virginia, in the USA, and binder-free mineral wool growing media supplier Knauf Insulation from Slovenia, EU (part of the German Knauf Group) is taking on a whole new dimension.

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Topics: stormwater management, purple roof

Harvest and Reuse of Rainwater from Green Roofs

Posted by Maja Tomazin on Mar 7, 2017 4:10:06 PM

Rainwater harvesting represents an alternative water supply that captures and stores rainwater for later use. The harvesting of rainwater is as simple as collecting water from surfaces on which rain falls, and subsequently storing this water for later use. Normally, water is collected from building roofs and stored in dedicated water tanks.

Green roof technology is improving all the time. The goal is to keep the water clean, in some cases probably cleaner than from some traditional roof schemes. Naturally it is necessary to observe the stability characteristics of the sub-structure, the membranes, and the related maintenance requirements.

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Topics: BIM, stormwater management