Environmental Benefits of Introducing Rooftop Gardens in Apartment Buildings
These green roofs do more than simply cover up old, unsightly roofs; they also provide significant advantages, which is why they are becoming so popular in apartment buildings all over the globe.
Rooftop gardens, or green roofs, are extensions or additions made to an existing roof to grow plants. Because of the multiple environmental advantages it provides, green roofing is becoming the norm in apartment buildings all over the globe. Riseonic Heights is a premium apartment project in Lahore that has been developed to completely embrace new trends and modern infrastructure by incorporating a magnificent and fresh rooftop garden as well as a rooftop café.
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, these roofs save energy and are environmentally beneficial. There are a few crucial aspects that must be included in a green roof, including waterproofing, to protect the structure. With rising populations in both Pakistan's major cities and its suburbs throughout 2021, the trend will be here to stay in 2022 for good reason.
Environmental advantages associated with green roofs
Nature has an incredible ability to maintain a constant temperature throughout the year. Flat roofs, on the other hand, can't. Every summer, the intensity of the smog in Pakistan increases to new heights, causing the mercury level to rise accordingly. On a hot day, they absorb heat well, while on a chilly day, they allow heat to escape. The main benefit of a green roof is its ability to prevent heat transfer through the roof. Energy costs may be reduced significantly because of less energy used to cool or heat the space. More effective than internal insulation is external covering.
Better roof durability
Flat roofs benefit from having an additional layer of vegetation on top of the roofing material. When a green roof is put in place, the roof will be protected from damaging UV rays and other pollutants, as well as temperature fluctuations, wind, and rain. When you install a green roof on your flat roof, you're doing more than just helping the environment. Roofing costs are likely to fall over time because of this.
Ignoring the noise around you is essential to concentrate on anything. Night-time aeroplanes flying low over the heads of people or cars outside their homes are a nuisance. Noise pollution is on the rise in Pakistan's main cities. You may reduce noise pollution by adding another layer of greenery to your building with a green roof. Using a green roof may decrease environmental noise pollution by up to 30 per cent, according to an estimated study. As a consequence, you'll sleep better at night and wake up feeling more energised.
Improved air quality
The majority of Pakistan's big cities lack flora or plant life. Particulate matter (PM) levels are growing, leading to an increase in hazardous substances like carbon dioxide. A green roof produces oxygen as a consequence of photosynthesis by absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere. You can help the environment by installing a green roof, and you can breathe cleaner air in your own house by doing so.
We all have a responsibility to conserve the environment, and this rooftop garden on our latest project, Riseonic Heights, is our method of doing so.