Green Roofs a Boon to Air Quality
We’ve touched on the fact that storm water management, heat and cold transference and ozone transfer are benefits that cannot be denied. Additionally, the fact that plants create what is known as “carbon sinks” (see image above) that naturally occur. The positive effects of removing carbon dioxide from the air and replacing it with oxygen is the real need to slow the negative climate change currently being experienced. With the millions and millions of acres of the Amazon rainforest destroyed by human interference through migration, the need for greener, oxygen producing plantation is needed more than in the history of mankind.
Heat islands, what is created by urban areas producing large amounts of harmful gases, close proximity of buildings, concrete, man-made materials and so forth can be naturally reduced through green roofing techniques.
The ancillary benefits of improved aesthetics and biodiversity positively impact health and well being for all its citizenry. Storm water management, waste control, heat and cold transfer assisting indoor temperature control and energy efficiency are all worth the consideration for cities to mirror the efforts of New York and create green islands of urbanity, not more of a concrete jungle.
At Polymolding we’re proud of the technology we produce toward the efforts of the great City of New York as the leader in combatting climate change in the ways and means it is meant to contribute, and look forward to partnering with forward-thinking developers, building maintenance and engineering firms with a concern for the future of this planet and its occupants. We hope to do our part in making tomorrow a great place for raising families, doing business and living a life breathing fresher air.
Please reach out for whatever help we can provide in the way of support, education on our green roofing expertise, and anything else we might be able to do to support your efforts for a better tomorrow.