What is an extensive Green roof?

hydropack-belle-toitureEstablishing plants on roofs is not a new concept. Originally green roofs were popular as a technique associated with thermal regulation.

Planting a green roof for aesthetic reasons became popular later with roof gardens. The ecological aspect took over in 1980. Research into green roofs was conducted in Germany and a new concept appeared: extensive green roofing.

Extensive green roofs are much thinner and lighter than the intensive roof garden systems. This type of planting is economic in terms of resources (the selected plants have minimal water and maintenance requirements) as well as more representative of a natural system. In the 90s, almost 15 % of the new green roofs created in Germany were planted using the extensive green-roof technique.

In France, the concept of green roofs appeared in the 1990s. The market for extensive green roofs experienced a boom after 2004 when French society grew a strong awareness and support of developing solutions that respect the environment.

A vegetated roof, also known as a green roof, living roof, or…
Planting green roofs has numerous advantages. It promotes sustainable development…

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As a green roof expert, Vegetal i.D. is a member of the following organisations:

adivet association des toitures végétalesGreen Roofs for healthy city associationPole Dream, Pole de compétitivité eaux et milieux - région Centre


Are you looking for a company to provide, install or maintain a green roof ? As a green roof expert, Vegetal i.D. manufactures and supplies green roof systems. There is a green solution for all your projects: flat roofs, very steeply sloping roofs or green urban landscapes.
Vegetal i.D. green roof systems are :
HYDROPACK® (the all-in-one green roof tray),  i.D. MAT (the plant mat), and STOCK&FLOW® (the green roof and stormwater solution).

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