2 Main Environmental Benefits of Having a GrufeKit Green Roof

Air Quality and Biodiversity

In addition to our GrufeKit green roofs being a feature of your home and making roofs look a lot more aesthetically pleasing – they also have significant environmental benefits!

With World Environment Day just around the corner and with everyone wanting to do as much as they can to help the environment, we delve into the environmental benefits of having a green roof…

The two main environmental benefits of having a green roof are the improvements to our air quality and the impact it can have on biodiversity.

1. Air Quality

The first major environmental benefit of having a GrufeKit green roof is its impact on our air quality!

The lack of plants in urban areas leads to a concentration of polluted air.

Due to high property values, limited space is available for plants and nature to take the foothold.

Roofs are usually wasted spaces, not often accessed, and also often ignored! This is where our GrufeKit green roof system comes in – your roofs are an ideal space to incorporate plants into built-up environments, helping to purify the air and absorb the polluting particulates.

Adding green roofs to a built-up city could make a huge change if it became an accepted part of building practice, as the impact is even higher if more green roofs are installed.

Although green roof systems can’t tackle the air pollution problem alone, they certainly can make a difference alongside other sustainable architecture.

2. Biodiversity

With the prevalence of concrete, steel and glass in cities, nature is confined to small pockets of green space. With 55% of the world’s population living in cities and the expectance of 7 in 10 people in the world to live in cities by 2050, it is even more important to bring in green spaces where we can.

Vast areas of roof space are left bare – making them the perfect place to add some greenery! By adding green roofs and wildflower roofs in cities we can massively increase the habitats available to birds, bees, butterflies, and insects.

We can also plant specific plant mixes to bring local plants back to the environment and other features such as log piles, rocks, bird baths, insect hotels and beehives can be included to boost the ecological impact of the green roof.

We understand the value of biodiverse landscapers here at GrufeKit, which is why we use green infrastructure systems like green roofs to boost well-being, improve air quality and increase biodiversity.