With global warming and pollution are higher, it is important for everyone to contribute to making the world a cleaner place. One way is by using ecological materials that are environmentally friendly when building your home.
One of the things that can be done when building your home is the creation of a green roof, the roof is covered with vegetation or can be said to park on the roof. Historically, green roofs was first developed in 1960 in Germany, and has become very popular in many European countries. And in the decade of green roof technology has started to become popular in the United States and Asia.
Green roof is very good for housing in the city that often lacks green space as pages. The addition of a green roof can provide a space of expression for one’s creativity, and bring back the natural feel to the city. In fact, by planting plants and flowers, you can invite insects, birds, and butterflies come to the area where you live.
The benefit of the environment is the reduction of standing water on the roof, which often result in water pollution and even flooding. The presence of green roofs, can absorb up to 75% of the rain falling and simplify the process of condensation.
In addition, green roofs can also reduce the presence of toxins in the environment. Pollutants in the air and water, and carbon dioxide is absorbed by plant life and generate a lot of oxygen to the area of residence.
Green roofs can also significantly reduce warming shelter. Reduced hot temperatures can reach 26% of homes that are not directly reduce the use of cooling devices such as air conditioners on where you live. The air temperature in the city is much higher than in the surrounding area as there is the prevalence of such buildings in a small area. The buildings are made with traditional materials are able to absorb more heat.
If you decide to build a green roof, there are a few things you need to know. First, the style of garden design on the roof planted with major crops or grass, require a lot of maintenance to keep the park in good condition. The second is an area on the roof, the less area provided then automatically getting a bit of attention as well as the land needed to take care of him.
Let us support the Green Revolution in starting our own home for the sake of the preservation of our earth.