Shelter Green Roofs

The use of green roofs refers is a growing trend of environmentally friendly building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane

Shelter GeoFoam EPS is an excellent substrate for any style Green Roof.

Container gardens on roofs, where plants are maintained in pots, are not generally considered to be true green roofs, although this is an area of debate. Rooftop ponds are another form of green roofs which are used to treat grey water.

Also known as living roofs, green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and combat the heat island effect. There are two types of green roofs: intensive roofs, which are thicker and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are covered in a light layer of vegetation and are lighter than an intensive green roof.

Croton Water Treatment Plant GeoFoam Project

8 Saratoga Street

Cohoes, New York 12047

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