Green roofs as a friendly solution for the environment and people in urban areas
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Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie
Publication date: 2020-02-28
BoZPE 2019;(2):95–105
Roofs are an integral part of buildings that shape the urban landscape. So much so that every day several hundred square meters are allocated for construction. This impacts already shrinking green areas, which could further lead to a deterioration of air quality, micro-climate, and overall biodiversity. In order to maintain a sustainable area of biologically active surfaces, it is essential to find new ways of introducing greenery into cities. One way is through preserving ecological immutability and reclaiming the built-in rooftop spaces that allow the creation of green roofs and façades on existing and newly designed buildings. Not only does it affect the building's environmental impact, but it also allows the use of such surface area in a multifunctional way. Designers faced with high prices of the land property market are seeking ecological and economical solutions. This innovative way allows direct contact with the natural environment within the urban community. The aim of the work is to present the problems related to roof tiles as a modern and ecological means. The paper contains a review of the literature and presents in a tabular format interesting items related to this issue.