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Green City Life - green roofs in line with the circular economy

10 of December '21

Green City Life - green roofs in line with the circular economy

{Manufacturer} - Distributor of ZinCo "green roofs" system compatible with circular economy

Intensywne
zazielenienie w technologii ZinCo nowoczesnego kampusu Base Camp w Łodzi

Intensive greening with ZinCo technology of the modern Base Camp campus in Lodz, Poland.

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ZinCo

Designing and establishing greenery on rooftops makes it possible to effectively combat man-made climate change. The construction industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions to the environment and generates large amounts of waste. Our company provides systemic solutions to serve not only during the life of the building, but also to enable their reuse in subsequent construction processes. The high quality of ZinCo brand materials allows them to be reused both during the repurposing of a building and its complete demolition.

Dach skośny
w technologi ZinCo

Sloping roof with ZinCo technology

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High quality materials

Vegetation on the roof, along with all the technical layers, is a series of both economic and ecological advantages. The key, therefore, should be the selection of quality materials. The cost of possible repairs more than doubles the cost of the original investment. This is why ZinCo takes special care to ensure that all the system's materials are characterized by adequate durability, taking into account the installation stage of the materials, during which damage most often occurs, as well as their subsequent operation.

Taras wypoczynkowy
kompleksu biurowego Mennica Legacy Tower w Warszawie

The leisure terrace of the Mennica Legacy Tower office complex in Warsaw.

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Roof waterproofing

A very important aspect, both economically and environmentally, is the protection of roof waterproofing. By reducing the temperature amplitude and shielding it from direct UV rays and water, roof membranes have a significantly extended life. Every replacement of the roofing with a new one is an additional waste, which must be disposed of in some way. There is also the need to install the newly manufactured material. Covering waterproofing with layers of "green roof" is a fully environmentally beneficial activity, when the materials, when used, are produced in accordance with the idea of closed-loop economy.

Dach klimatyczny
w technologii ZinCo

Climate roof with ZinCo technology

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Saving

One of its steps is to use waste as a raw material to create new material. This is the case with ZinCo brand materials. This approach makes waste segregation more important, and our trash, instead of waste, becomes a needed raw material. The drainage components are manufactured from recycled materials, as are the nonwoven fabrics used in the construction of such roofs. The components of the roof substrate are mostly not obtained from non-renewable natural sources, but, for example, from demolition materials.
An excellent example is demolition brick as a substrate component. Thanks to standards for building demolition technology, it is free of admixtures of harmful substances, such as asbestos, and is suitable for reuse as a substrate skeleton, accumulating water in its pores. By paying attention to the materials we use to build a green roof, we add another brick to the fight against environmental degradation and climate change. We are also contributing to a significant reduction in landfills in the name of fighting for the climate.

System umożliwiający
instalację paneli fotowoltaicznych

A system that allows the installation of photovoltaic panels

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Experience

As a company with the largest and longest experience in the Polish market in the field of "green roofs", we have had the opportunity to work on many award-winning facilities where vegetated roofs were a key element. This could not have happened without a thorough examination of the solutions available on global markets. When we introduced the green roof technology of ZinCo, the world leader in developing solutions for practical roof space management, to the Polish market, we knew that it would allow us to offer the widest range of possibilities for technical solutions, starting from the simplest "green roofs" with extensive vegetation, to more sophisticated retention, climatic, biodiverse or intensive vegetation-covered roofs.

Element drenażowy
FloraDrain FD 40

FloraDrain FD 40 drainage element

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Implementation process

Over theyears, we have organized a number of trainings for both investors, architects and installers, aimed at spreading knowledge regarding the many aspects of using green roofs as a building roofing with special attention to the most common mistakes made both at the design and construction stages. We believe that this is the basis for realizations in Poland to be put on a par with others from around the world. In turn, individual consultations have always allowed us to develop original solutions that are the result of bold ideas of designers.

By using ZinCo's green roof system materials, we can be sure that we are acting to benefit the environment while satisfying the needs of even the most demanding investors. We are also here to help architects realize even the boldest visions, including the use of vegetation on the roofs of buildings.

For more information, visit the company's Green City Life Sp. z o.o. page on thePdA portal.

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