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Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA

Posted in Biodiversity, green roof profesional, Green Roof Solutions, Green Roof Technology, Green Roofs, Uncategorized on February 11, 2017 by greenroofservice

greenroofexpert1234Around 50 years ago there was trend in the USA of having Norwegian Log Cabins as a second home.

All of these cabins came entirely from Norway and they all had a Green Roof. Most of these cabins with timber from Norway still exist and the owners are very proud of having these solid, cozy and unique structures.

Unfortunately most of Green Roofs have been replaced by metal roofing during the last 20 years.

Nevertheless the simple Green Roof systems (without plastics) lasted at least 3 decades without major maintenance and without any irrigation systems. Even Fire Marshals never had an issue with this unique long lasting roofing solution.
Around 12 years ago I had the honor to meet a building owner, who wanted a Green Roof back and as it was originally designed. The project was near Washington, DC and meanwhile the building was surrounded by 60 feet tall trees and entirely in the shade. The structure was still able to carry around 30psf for the Green Roof.

Finally, with a new roofing and a divided drainage system in a multilayered, seamless Green Roof the owner was satisfied with the result. Look at the picture (from 2015) and tell me what you think.

There is no irrigation system, no single source warranty, very limited use of plastics and very limited maintenance.

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A Nice Gift for Green Roofers – Un Jardin sur le Toit – First Green Roof Fragrance

Posted in Biodiversity, green roof profesional, Green Roof Solutions, Green Roof Technology, Green Roofs, Rooftop Garden on January 15, 2013 by greenroofservice

Jardin sur le Toit by Hermès features a little slice of nature perched on the rooftop of the building of the house of Hermès in Paris, France. A feast for the sense and the mind. A fragrance of light and delight, crunchy and cheerful.

Green Roof Service LLC present Green Roof Technology and introduces the first Green Roof Fragrance

Green Roofs, Rooftop Gardens, Paris, Hermes

Green Roofs, Rooftop Gardens, Paris, Hermes

Hermes launches the new fourth fragrance from the collection of garden-inspired fragrances Un Jardin, named Un Jardin Sur Le Toit or “A Garden on the Roof” in 2011. Un Jardin Sur Le Toit refers to the especially luxurious garden located on the Hermes’ headquarters building roof. A secret roof garden, hidden in the heart of the city, in Paris.

The garden is full of aromatic herbs, flowers and fruits whose flavors vary as they pass through the metamorphosis induced by the seasons. Its fresh and sweet-smelling atmosphere is captured by apple, pear, rose, green grass, basil, magnolia and compost notes. This fruity, vegetal, floral eau de toilette is appreciated by both women and men.

The composition is designed by Jean-Claude Ellena.

A secret roof garden, hidden in the heart of the city, in Paris.

Green Roofs, Hermes, Rooftop Garden.

Picture: http://www.lacentraldelperfume.com

Posted in green roof profesional, Green Roofs, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by greenroofservice

Solar panels, also known as PV elements, feel as snug as a bug in the rug on extensive green roofs.

In summer the low growing and diverse blanket of green roof plants are like small air conditioners for the heat sensitive PV elements. At the same time these plants will retain more than 50% of the annual rainfall preventing it from running off into our already stressed sewer systems and waterways.

Compared to gravel roofs, reflective roofs, black tar roofs or metal roofs the cooling effect of modern green roof technology is much more advanced because the water stored in the plant and media system generates efficient cooling simply by evaporation. As a result the PV elements produce more reliable power during high summer temperatures.

Green roofs also reduce air born pollutants and dust drifts found on bare roofs. Less dirt on the photovoltaic panels equals better performance and less maintenance.

Picture: Optigrün AG

Green Roof Technology has developed advanced systems that allow easy and efficient installation of both systems without roof penetration or potential leaks of the roof. Furthermore our design and engineering solutions consider different growing conditions for the plants when combined with solar panels.  By addressing the needs of both solar and plant system in our design we maximum potential for evaporation.

Reduce the environmental foot print of your building and reduce your electric bill at the same time.  Having a combined solar and green roof is the best investment you can make for you and the environment.