WHAT IS A GREEN ROOF? 

Vegetative roof systems, or green roofs, are living roofs.

Utilizing live plants to create a roofing system that doubles as a beautiful green space. Typical vegetative systems involve multiple layers including a durable waterproof foundation, a root management system, drainage layers, and some type of growing medium.

  • Extensive green roofs are lightweight, low-maintenance roofs with low water requirements. 

  • Intensive green roofs include more robust vegetation and can be rooftop garden/park spaces.

  • semi-intensive green roof is a hybrid green roof that is a step up from the extensive green roof.

 

How CAN A GREEN ROOF Benefit Your Commercial Property?

Green roofs offer a wide range of environmental, practical, and economical benefits. Sustainable architecture continues to grow in popularity and importance with incentive programs like LEEDS and ENERGY STAR. While there are many techniques and designs for eco-friendly facilities, one of the most impactful is the vegetative roof system. 

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Metal roofs have high thermal reflectance and thermal emittance making them a great "cool roof" option. 

How efficient is your roof?

ERSI can expertly evaluate your roof's energy-efficiency, looking at factors such as R-value and moisture. Our team can help you find the right solutions to reduce your heating and cooling costs. 

Protect your roof!

Coatings and sealants can help prevent moisture and UV damage. Extending roof life, boosting efficiency, and saving you money.

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eco-equity

Many cool roofing solutions can earn you credits in programs such as LEEDS and ENERGY STAR with benefits including:

 

 

  • direct savings from improved energy performance

  • increased building occupancy

  • greater asset value

 

Additional financial incentives, such as tax credits and subsidy programs, may also be offered in some areas. 

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sustainable

solutions

From long-lasting metal roofing to producing your own solar energy, these options offer an investment that pays back. 

sustainable roofing materials 

Energy-efficient roofing and sustainable building practices go hand and hand. When considering a new roofing system, consider the long term benefits of renewable materials.

  • green / vegetative

    • control stormwater runoff 

    • CREATES AN ATTRACTIVE USABLE LAWN OR GARDEN

    • saves est. $200,000 over 40yrs, 2/3 in energy costs

  • Photovoltaic

    • renewable & clean energy

    • universal power source

    • operate independently during an outage

  • metal

    • up to 40% savings on cooling costs

    • 50yr + longevity

    • 100% recyclable 

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