High Reflective / High Albedo Systems
The physics of light colors or now expanded color ranges that have the capability to reflect heat energy (thermal reflectivity) and reduce absorbed energy (thermal emittance) is a proven benefit to building efficiency. The reflectance characteristic is known to reduce over time, so the building codes are now referencing the 3-year aged value to more accurately describe a material’s effectiveness in the field. Some codes will refer to the calculated Solar Reflectance Index as a means to compare materials.
Vegetated Roof & Wall Systems
The simple physics of shading and evapotranspiration provided by plants is another very good strategy for increasing the building’s energy efficiency. Vegetated Roof & Wall Systems are increasing in popularity across the United States because of the many and wide variety of benefits:
Storm Water Runoff
Storm Water Cost Reduction
Life Cycle Extension
Occupant Health & Wellness
Public Relations & Marketing
Visual Impact & Enjoyment
Additional Usable Public Space
Urban Heat Island Reduction
Air Pollution Reduction
Preferential Construction Permitting
GreenEfficient® can provide the complete analysis, design and installation of High R-Value Roof Systems or Vegetated Roof System to fit the specific needs of the facility and surrounding environment.
In addition, GreenEfficient® can incorporate a Rainwater Harvest system for both High R-Value and Vegetated Roof Systems that can be used to reduce the demand and cost of potable water for all landscape irrigation or grey water applications.