Multifunctional roofs

Roofs offer all kinds of opportunities for use. Furthermore, they can make a significant contribution to the urban living climate. In many cases, roofs only serve one purpose: protecting the building from cold, wind, and rain. In the green energy context, roofs are additionally increasingly used to accommodate solar cells, for example. Increasingly more buildings are fitted with vegetated roofs, as a building block towards sustainable urban development, but there are more options and combinations.

What is it?

A knowledge platform for professional roof owners, offering inspiration and practical tools.

What does it do?

Provides new ideas for using the roof, explains the benefits of multifunctional roof use, assists in the design and commissioning of the construction of a multifunctional sustainable roof.

Green roofs – room for nature

Yellow roofs – generating energy

Red roofs – additional surface area

Blue roofs – water management

Multifunctional roofs: the ideal mix

Combining green, yellow, red, and blue functions will maximise the return on your roof. The life span of a green roof is up to twice as long. In addition, the green roof can provide ballast for solar panels on your roof. The vegetation increases its yield by 5% to 15%. Furthermore, a crate system could store excess water in order to prevent pluvial flooding in the street. And finally, remember to construct a roof terrace so you can enjoy your multifunctional roof. In short: combining ensures a solid business case!

In addition to several practical examples, the site features a database with knowledge documents and a step-by-step plan for the benefit of anyone wanting to know whether his or her roof is suitable for multifunctional use.

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