Permascape Designs

Green Roofs are a living extension of an existing roof that partially or completely cover a roof, providing a multitude of advantages over conventional roofs. In addition to greatly improving aesthetics and providing increased green space; they help restore ecosystems and improve biodiversity -as natural landscapes get depleted- by providing food and shelter to birds and other pollinators. Green roofs can also reward a building owner with financial benefits, added green space and other long term benefits such as:

  • Providing insulation: green roofs act as a blanket that helps retain heat in winter and absorbs excess heat in summer, significantly lowering heating and cooling costs
  • Reducing and managing storm water runoff (a major pollutant and infrastructure problem in many areas) as much as 50-90%,
  • Filtering air and water
  • Doubling the life of a new roof membrane
  • Serving as a barrier to sound
  • Contributing to points in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Increasing curb appeal & market value by providing green open spaces that are both enviromentally friendly and aestehetically pleasing for people to enjoy

Green Walls are the vertical version of a green roof. They provide a unique façade on exterior or interior walls while increasing air quality and adding an amazing aesthetic element. Like green roofs, green walls are a major tool in reducing the urban heat island effect, and therefore will reduce energy consumption, helping make cities cooler and quieter through shading and sound absorption of sound.