Moore Landscapes has experience in all types of roof plantings from extensive to intensive and a wide array of designs. Whether it’s a sky deck or a large pedestrian-friendly Chicago green roof in commercial, industrial or residential settings, you can trust a successful outcome to Moore Landscapes. Today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the benefits of having a green roof on your property.

  • Public Benefits
    • Aesthetic Improvement: Adding green roofs to properties is an easy and effective way to beautify the built environment and increase investment opportunity.
    • Waste Diversion: You can contribute to landfill diversion by:
      • Prolonging the service life of heating, ventilation, and HVAC systems through decreased use
      • The use of recycled materials in the growing medium
      • Prolonging the life of waterproofing membranes, reducing associated waste
    • Local Job Creation: The growth of green roof and wall market gives new job opportunities related to manufacturing, plant growth, design, installation, and maintenance.
  • Private Benefits
    • Energy Efficiency: Green roofs offer greater insulation that can reduce the amount of energy that you need to moderate the temperature of your building.
    • Increased Roofing Membrane Durability: The presence of a green roof decreases the exposure of waterproofing membranes to large temperature fluctuations, that can cause micro-tearing, and ultraviolet radiation.
    • Noise Reduction: Green roofs provide excellent noise reduction, especially for those low frequency sounds.
    • Marketing: Green roofs can increase a building’s marketability. They are an easily identifiable symbol of the green building movement and can act as an incentive to those interested in the multiple benefits offered by green roofs.