A green roof/roof garden, terrace garden tackles many challenges faced by today’s unplanned metro cities. Highly congested built environment, absence of open spaces for recreational purposes, dwindling green cover and extreme temperatures are some of issues which make it necessary to have green roofs. Vertvista offers tried and tested solutions for both new and old buildings.
Green roof/ roof garden or a terrace garden is a roof/terrace of building partially or completely covered by plants, lawn and trees. The living roof is water-proofed, connected to appropriate irrigation and drainage system. Due to the number of benefits offered by green roofs, increasing number of old and new buildings are installing them across cities in India.
Intensive roof garden is garden a variety of trees and plants can be grown. Generally an intensive roof garden can have all the features of a traditional garden ie – lawns, flower beds, seating areas and planters. The soil depth for this roof garden is more and requires a structurally stable load bearing terrace/roof.
Extensive roof garden is a terrace garden with simple cover of lawn, sedums and shrubs. The plantation is very simple, easy to install and maintain as well. Existing buildings can be retrofitted with extensive green roofs without any difficulty.
Yes. Old buildings can have retrofit extensive roof gardens. They are easy to install and do not require any major repair work prior to installation.
Scope of having a green roof is one of the most overseen aspects of improving the existing living conditions within a city. It also happens to be one of the most beneficial inputs a building can have towards sustainability.