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What will be the main use of the roof?
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Walkable or load-bearing green roof (species selection according to use)

Vegetative roof compatible with any type of activity, such as walks, sports, hospitality... The selection of plant species and vegetative surfaces must be done carefully to ensure that they are appropriate for the intended activity.

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Non-walkable green roof (maintenance only)

A very lightweight and thin vegetative cover, which can be installed on flat or sloped surfaces. It is not suitable for constant use activities (maintenance only).

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Non-walkable (maintenance only) green roof.
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Cántir grass green roof
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DESCRIPTION OF THE BUDGET SYSTEM

Supply and installation of the CÁNTIR green roof system from SingularGreen, consisting of a SG-GT2 separating layer of 200 gr/m2, a SG-LN20 HDPE retaining and draining layer of 20 mm thickness with a capacity of 6 ltr/m2, a SG-GT2 layer of 200 gr/m2, SG-SCB specific substrate for green roofs with an average thickness of 10 cm, and a vegetation layer with selected grass species by a SingularGreen technician.

Installation of an irrigation system consisting of SG-R16 irrigation pipes, including proportional parts of elbows, unions, and distribution pipes, SG-A24R irrigation centralization with automatic fertilizer dosing, and a GALCON GSI remote control and management system with flow and electrical alerts via email. Includes programming, tuning, and alert monitoring by SingularGreen.

The irrigation equipment must be located in a protected area to ensure durability and prevent unauthorized access by unqualified personnel. The water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be near the work area.

Preparation of the area, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, and lifting equipment are not included.

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Cicla system- Green Roof
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DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM FOR BUDGETS

Supply of the CIKLA green roof elements from Singulargreen, composed of a retaining layer of 20mm HDPE nodular drainage membrane with a water retention capacity of 6 l/m2, SGL25 inert substrate for green roofs with a thickness of 25mm, soil analysis of the excavation, application of substrate improvement based on the analysis, plant finish with 16 plants/m2, species specially selected for the climate of the area. Includes irrigation system with SG-R16 irrigation tubing consisting of self-compensating irrigation tubing with drippers, including a proportional part of elbows, unions, and distribution tubing. Installation, programming, and commissioning of the GALCON GSI remote control and management system for irrigation.

The irrigation equipment must be located protected from the weather and access by unauthorized personnel to guarantee its durability and prevent its manipulation by unqualified third parties. Water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be located near the work area.

Does not include site preparation, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, or lifting equipment.


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Cántir plant green roof
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DESCRIPTION OF THE BUDGET SYSTEM

Supply and installation of the CÁNTIR green roof system from SingularGreen, consisting of a SG-GT2 separating layer of 200 gr/m2, a SG-LN20 HDPE retaining and draining layer of 20 mm thickness with a capacity of 6 ltr/m2, a SG-GT2 layer of 200 gr/m2, SG-SCB specific substrate for green roofs with an average thickness of 20 cm, and a vegetation layer with 16 plants/m2 of species selected by a SingularGreen technician.

Installation of an irrigation system consisting of SG-R16 irrigation pipes, including proportional parts of elbows, unions, and distribution pipes, SG-A24R irrigation centralization with automatic fertilizer dosing, and a GALCON GSI remote control and management system with flow and electrical alerts via email. Includes programming, tuning, and alert monitoring by SingularGreen.

The irrigation equipment must be located in a protected area to ensure durability and prevent unauthorized access by unqualified personnel. The water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be near the work area.

Preparation of the area, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, and lifting equipment are not included.


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Cántir vegetable garden roof
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DESCRIPTION OF THE BUDGET SYSTEM

Supply and installation of the CÁNTIR green roof system from SingularGreen, consisting of a SG-GT2 separating layer of 200 gr/m2, a SG-LN20 HDPE retaining and draining layer of 20 mm thickness with a capacity of 6 ltr/m2, a SG-GT2 layer of 200 gr/m2, SG-SCB specific substrate for green roofs with an average thickness of 40 cm, and a vegetation layer with 25 plants/m2 of selected horticultural species by a SingularGreen technician.

Installation of an irrigation system consisting of SG-R16 irrigation pipes, including proportional parts of elbows, unions, and distribution pipes, SG-A24R irrigation centralization with automatic fertilizer dosing, and a GALCON GSI remote control and management system with flow and electrical alerts via email. Includes programming, tuning, and alert monitoring by SingularGreen.

The irrigation equipment must be located in a protected area to ensure durability and prevent unauthorized access by unqualified personnel. The water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be near the work area.

Preparation of the area, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, and lifting equipment are not included.


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Vegetal roof system "Rizoma" with Sedum finishing
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DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM FOR BUDGET

Supply and installation of RIZOMA green roof by SingularGreen, composed of a separating layer SG-GT2 with a weight of 200 g/m2, inert substrate SG-L25 for green roofs with a thickness of 25 mm, and finishing with the placement of Sedum turf of species selected by a SingularGreen technician.

Installation of irrigation system composed of SG-R16 irrigation pipe, including proportional parts of elbows, joints, and distribution pipes, SG-A24R irrigation centralization with automatic fertilizer dosing, and GALCON GSI irrigation telecontrol and telemaintenance system, with flow and electrical alerts sent via email. Includes programming, set-up, and monitoring of alerts by SingularGreen.

The irrigation equipment must be located protected from weather and unauthorized access to guarantee its durability and avoid its manipulation by unqualified third parties. Water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be near the worksite.

Does not include site preparation, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, or lifting equipment.


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Vegetal roof System "rizoma" with succulents plants finishing
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DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM FOR BUDGETS

Supply and installation of RIZOMA vegetative cover by SingularGreen, composed of a SG-GT2 separation layer of 200 gr/m2, SG-L40 inert substrate for vegetative covers of 40 mm thickness, and vegetative finish with planting of 25 succulent plants/m2 selected by a SingularGreen technician.

Installation of a irrigation system consisting of SG-R16 irrigation piping, including proportional parts of elbows, unions, and distribution piping, SG-A24R irrigation centralization with automatic fertilizer dosing, and GALCON GSI irrigation telecontrol and telematic system, with flow and electric alerts by email. Includes programming, setup, and follow-up of alerts by SingularGreen.

The irrigation equipment must be protected from the elements and unauthorized personnel to ensure durability and prevent handling by unqualified individuals. Water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be near the work area.

Does not include site preparation, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, or elevation means.

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Rizoma green roof with aromatic plants
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DESCRIPTION OF THE BUDGET SYSTEM

  • Supply and installation of the RIZOMA green roof system from SingularGreen, consisting of a SG-GT2 separating layer of 200 gr/m2, SG-L40 inert substrate for green roofs of 40 mm thickness, and a vegetation layer with 25 plants/m2 of succulent species selected by a SingularGreen technician.

    Installation of an irrigation system consisting of SG-R16 irrigation pipes, including proportional parts of elbows, unions, and distribution pipes, SG-A24R irrigation centralization with automatic fertilizer dosing, and a GALCON GSI remote control and management system with flow and electrical alerts via email. Includes programming, tuning, and alert monitoring by SingularGreen.

    The irrigation equipment must be located in a protected area to ensure durability and prevent unauthorized access by unqualified personnel. The water, electricity, and drainage points are assumed to be near the work area.

    Preparation of the area, waterproofing, perimeter encounters, and lifting equipment are not included.



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You can also see much of this information in the following video about green roofs.

 

What are green roofs?

A green roof is a system that allows vegetation to be planted on the roof of a building, whether it is walkable or not. Green roofs are also known as living roofs, eco-roofs, ecological roofs, or green roofs, and they involve conditioning the fifth facade with a system that allows planting on it.

The use of green roofs has multiple economic, environmental, and personal well-being benefits, including energy savings, increased thermal and acoustic insulation, increased biodiversity, and improved air quality.

At SingularGreen, we have developed different green roof systems that offer multiple possibilities for integrating vegetation on a building’s roof, from high-capacity cistern roofs that optimize water use and the building’s energy performance to ultra-lightweight systems that allow for greening any type of roof.

When classifying them, there are two large groups of green roofs:

EXTENSIVE COVERS

Thickness up to 10-12 cm, low weight and small plants such as Sedum, turfgrasses, grasses, etc.

INTENSIVE COVERS

Thickness from 12-15 cm, high weight and plants with no size limitations.

This commonly accepted and well-known classification is suitable for cold climates but, at SingularGreen, we believe that it is not as suitable for warmer climates.

Take a look at some of our workCriteria that you should consider when designing green roofs

Criteria that you should consider when designing green roofs

If you are looking to make a green roof, according to our experience, the first thing you should decide on are two things:

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If the green roof will be walkable or non-walkable

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If you want a decorative green roof that improves the aesthetics of the building or if you are looking for a green roof that provides maximum ecological benefits

With these two questions we can correctly focus the project.

Deciding if it is going to be walkable or not is simple, however with the second point it is not so easy, since they are not completely opposite.

A decorative green roof will also have ecological benefits, just as a ecological roof can be beautiful.

In addition, you must take into account many other factors, but it is important to be clear about which of these two factors we prefer to move towards.

Why?

In a hot climate if we want our roof to be beautiful all year round we will have to water it and if we don’t, we must assume that it will not be beautiful.

Active ecological green roofs

Before starting to talk about the aspects to value when designing a green roof, we want to make a contribution in terms of ecological roofs.

When we talk about green roofs that provide ecological benefits, we must also take into account the existence of active green roofs.

Active green roofs are capable of generating these ecological benefits in homes by reducing the cost of electricity but increasing the cost of water.

From the ecological point of view, the carbon footprint produced to obtain electrical energy (which is used to cool our homes, offices) is greater than that produced to obtain water.

By this we mean that:

Spending electrical energy is almost 6 times more expensive and 6 times less sustainable than spending water.

Aspects to assess when designing a green roofs

  • The weather
  • Pluviometry
  • Its use

The use is another factor that will be decisive, because it is not the same to use a vegetable cover as a garden, where you are going to climb, you are going to plant things and you are going to do maintenance, to have a cover that you are never going to maintain.

Taking this premise into account and knowing if it can be accessed or not, we will decide if we put irrigation.

This decision marks completely different strategies.

The climate and rainfall will also define the plants that we are going to place.

Even so, as we have already mentioned, prior to all this, it is very important to know what we expect from the vegetal cover; whether we expect more of it to have a positive ecological impact or whether we expect it to be pretty.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT IN A GREEN ROOF

As you can see, choosing how to make a green roof requires prior decisions and each project will require specific conditions.

Our recommendation is to study each case individually.

For example, a large-capacity cistern roof can be proposed, which optimizes the use of water and the building’s energy performance, up to ultra-light systems that allow the landscaping of almost any type of roof and in any type of home.

For all this, at SingularGreen we have developed a wide variety of green roof systems, which allow the integration of vegetation in any type of building, as a way of improving the quality of life in cities.

What are the elements that make up a vegetal cover?

More than elements we are going to talk about functions.

Any green roof needs to have a series of layers with properties to work properly.

There are functions that can be grouped, that is, we can have a layer that fulfills three functions or four functions, but if the vegetation cover does not fulfill these functions, optimum activity will not be achieved.

FUNCTIONS THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED:

  • Waterproofing (must be anti-root and durable)
  • Draining
  • Retainer
  • Filter
  • Substratum
  • Substrate Protection
  • Plantation

The different layers can fulfill several functions at the same time.

Detalle constructivo de cubierta vegetal

When making a green roof, we will simply need to have the necessary layers for the chosen system, in the established order.

 

SingularGreen exclusive green roof systems

To satisfy the different options that we have seen throughout this article, we have organized our proposal into mainly 2 systems.

Each of these systems is personalized and adapted to each particular case (both due to climate and customer preferences)

CANTIR SYSTEM

CIKLA SYSTEM

RIZOMA SYSTEM

Customizable green roof that can be tailored to your aesthetic and functional requirements

Con plantas autóctonas, reutilizanda las tierras de la parcela como sustrato.

Very light non-passable green roof

TECHNICAL SUPPORT MATERIAL: TECHNICAL SHEETS AND CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

In our technical download portal you will find all the information related to the planning and execution of green roofs.

To do this, we provide you with both:

  • Technical sheets: With detailed information on the different components of green roofs, such as substrates, drainage systems, plants and irrigation systems.
  • Texts for technical reports: Which will help you in the preparation of the work items.
  • Graphic details: In different file formats such as dwg, dxf or pdf, which will help you to visualize and better

What benefits do green roofs have?

 

Many people think that a vertical garden and a green roof provide the same benefits and have the same positive effect.

This is partly true, but there is one thing that mainly distinguishes a green roof from a vertical garden, and that is amortization.

THE AMORTIZATION IN A VEGETABLE ROOF

A roof and a vertical garden will have the same climate control effect, both will increase biodiversity, etc…, the difference is that a green roof (because of its location in the building) can be amortized much sooner.

In a vertical garden it is much more complicated to get the amortization because the initial cost is higher and so is the maintenance.

The amortization of the savings in air conditioning in a green roof can be easily achieved in 10 years and a vertical garden will need more time.

 

 

Other direct and indirect benefits of green roofs

 

DIRECT BENEFITS

Greater energy efficiency. Green roofs have a lower thermal transmittance and greater thermal inertia than conventional roofs, which translates into greater insulation.

They save money: They reduce the interior temperature of a building by up to 5 degrees in summer as well as maintaining it in winter, saving up to €500/m2 per year. (Akira Hoyano, professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology)

They save water: Water consumption is balanced and optimized due to the accumulation and use of rainwater.

Increased durability of the waterproofing membrane. 80% of conventional roofs present the first damages after 5 years, a green roof, with a correct choice of waterproofing and a good execution of the joints, has an almost endless useful life.

They save space: It is not necessary to find spaces for the gardens, taking advantage of a previously existing space.

INDIRECT BENEFITS

They reduce the heat island effect of large cities (Professor Hiroyuki Yamada). The Urban Heat Island Effect (ICU) is the increase in the average ambient temperature in urban areas, which is produced by the replacement of natural vegetation by pavements, buildings and other structures designed to provide a habitat for the population.

They enable unused urban spaces.

Improvement of rainwater management. The use of green roofs reduces the flow of urban runoff, effectively contributing to solving the urban problem of flooding or submersion of populations.

Use of recycled and recyclable elements: The drainage elements of the landscaped roofs are made of recycled materials, such as rubber and polyethylene, thus contributing to the preservation of raw materials.

 

HEALTH BENEFITS

A 60 m2 roof carrying these systems filters 40 tons of harmful gases per year. (Wolverton et al. 1989)

A 60 m2 roof carrying these systems is capable of trapping and processing 15 kg of heavy metals. (Darlington, 2001)

Improves performance and reduces discomfort for people who have vegetation in their workplace. (Lohr et al. 1996; Bringslimark, et al. 2007)

Noise reduction. Green roofs are excellent noise attenuators, especially at low frequencies. An extensive ceiling can reduce up to 40 dB, while an intensive ceiling can reduce up to 50 dB.

What green roof services do we offer at SingularGreen?

Consultancy

We offer comprehensive advice on the most suitable roof for each project, along with the species.

 

Execution

We have a specialized team that works throughout the peninsula and beyond.

WHY CHOOSE SINGULARGREEN
TO DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR GREEN ROOF

Our dedication

Durability: Through our services, we strive to seamlessly integrate nature into architecture to achieve maximum environmental benefits. This requires long-term durability, which is a top priority for us.

Unique Design: We give each of our projects the exclusivity of a unique design.

Technical Innovation: Our systems are constantly evolving to provide solutions to the new challenges posed by society.

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Frequently asked questions about green roofs

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When planning a green roof, in addition to everything explained, we must also take into account the following points:

  • Budget. Depending on the estimated cost, one system or another will be chosen.
  • The load that the floor supports. If we have a low-strength slab, we will look for light solutions.
  • The orientation. It is very important when choosing our vegetable finish
  • The tilt. If we exceed certain degrees of inclination, additional drainage and ground support systems must be considered.
  • Transportation of materials to the deck.

It is important to consider this point to choose systems that are easy to transport in case of complicated access.

At SingularGreen we will advise you on the best system or design tailor-made solutions for your case.

Sedum and succulent species that do not require any type of irrigation are often used in low-maintenance green roofs.

However, they can and usually are colonized by invasive species that do not guarantee the initial aesthetic finish. This is solved by annually removing these invasive species.

A green roof is compatible with any type of activity, walks, sports, hospitality… we just have to combine, depending on the type of species, the green surfaces, with surfaces suitable for the existing activity.

 

 

In Germany, according to a report on building damage, it became clear that while 80% of flat roofs after 5 years built, show early damage.

A green roof, with a correct choice of waterproofing and a good execution of the joints, has an almost endless useful life.

No, if a good execution of the waterproofing is carried out, with the correct materials.

We have to bear in mind that asphalt sheets, the most widely used waterproof products, are susceptible to being perforated by roots and generating moisture problems.

To avoid leaking problems, PVC or EPDM sheets must be installed and the joints made correctly.

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