Maximum Evaporation Capacity with an Urban Climate Roof
The sealing of former natural surfaces continues unabated, which is significantly
influencing warming in urban centres. As a result, global radiation is used in a totally different way. On sealed surfaces, it can no longer be used as an engine for plant growth and can therefore hardly be used for evaporation for cooling.
Features of an Urban Climate Roof
An Urban Climate Roof with its specially developed plant community will ensure a high level of evaporation also or specifically during hot, dry periods, thanks to irrigation. Increased evaporation ensures greater cooling capacity in urban centres.
The build-up is suitable for roofs from zero pitch up to roofs with a pitch of about 5° and for inverted roofs.
from ca. 130 mm
from ca. 165 kg/m2
Water retention capacity
from ca. 40 l/m2
up to ca. 7–10 mm/d
*The values are typical for Central Europe and vary depending on the actual building and the location.