Without a doubt, the most benefited from having a green terrace is the environment. Today’s cities are like a big and huge umbrella made of asphalt and concrete, very impermeable that does not allow the water to drain properly and can complete its natural cycle, which is why urban floods occur, which could be combated by making the surfaces are more permeable to water. The green terraces for their part retain rainwater and facilitate its release little by little to the drains.

On the other hand, what is also generated in large cities is a Heat Island, which consists of the cities absorbing heat throughout the day and then failing to dissipate it completely at night. Regarding this issue, green spaces and water courses transform solar energy through the process of photosynthesis and evaporation.

So, generating green spaces on buildings in cities could help prevent and control this problem.

Benefits of green roofs

  1. Increase thermal insulation. They reduce the effects of the heat island on cities, and, in homes, they develop up to eight degrees Celsius less in summer and ten degrees more in winter.
  2. Increase sound insulation.
  3. They increase the life of the roof. Green roofs on house roofs protect slabs and membranes from solar radiation damage, thus extending their useful life.
  4. They purify the air. With only two hundred square meters of green roof, the necessary oxygen is produced for a typical family to live.
  5. Retention and purification of rainwater. Thanks to this they recover the water cycle that was mentioned above, preventing floods from occurring. Also, they filter polluting particles such as SO2, and products of acid rain.
  6. Generation of green space .
  7. Capture of polluting particles. Many of these cause respiratory diseases, and reduce environmental pollution.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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