Built-up System, Green Roof Solar Combo, Sedum-Blanket, Tray System

Built-up SystemTriumph is a leader in managing its carbon foot-print in all phases of its business, and pays particular attention to its Green business, which includes green roofs, cool roofs and its capture of renewable energy through its Solar Energy Systems and Programs.

A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

sedum-blanketGreen roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, increasing benevolence and decreasing stress of the people around the roof by providing a more aesthetically pleasing landscape, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect.

There are two types of green roof: intensive roofs, which are thicker, with a minimum depth of 12.8 cm, and can support a wider variety of plants but are heavier and require more maintenance, and extensive roofs, which are shallow, ranging in depth from 2 cm to 12.7 cm, lighter than intensive green roofs, and require minimal maintenance.

tray systemThey can come in three distinct applications or systems, vegetated mat form, pre-vegetated tray and built-up which include the various components to build the system completed with plant material in the form of plugs, pots or combination of both.

The term green roof may also be used to indicate roofs that use some form of green technology, such as a cool roof, a roof with solar thermal collectors or photovoltaic panels.