Social Benefits of
Useable Green Space
Green roofs help to provide additional green space in urban areas with limited open space and add value to buildings. Accessible roofs can be designed as community gardens, commercial or recreational space allowing numerous use opportunities.
Green roofs can create opportunities for urban agriculture. They can reduce a community’s urban footprint thanks to local food system creation and ensure self-reliance on food resources.
The natural character of green roofs provides relief from the concrete construction in urban areas and introduces substantial changes to modern architecture. According to several studies the presence of green areas has a relaxing psychological effect, helps to reduce blood pressure and lowers the heartbeat. Due to multiple benefits, green roofs substantially enhance residential and commercial property values.