GREEN ROOFS and living walls serve several purposes for our environment and dwellings in Canada and beyond. Installing a green roof is not a new engineering feat, but the benefits green buildings have on our wellbeing are always significant.
A green roof designed well offers an abundance of benefits. Projects involving perennials with the ability to clean “grey water”(dirty storm water) or, retain rainwater for the plants, are contributing to a cooling of what is referred to as the Heat Island effect. This cooling effect from plants, much like a forest, provide a beneficial energy conservation for the buildings they are installed on. Creating a habitat for birds, hawks butterfly and worms will offer our ever growing urban centres a balance against the concrete.
Plants offer us an enchanted, calming environment. A place to recharge. Admire Art. The great benefits of outdoor/indoor living walls are numerous… depending on the installation and design; but all of them have this ability to dampen the echo chambers inside large working/living environments with the added affects of filtering the air while providing a green space to admire. A successful example of this would be the living wall design at CORUS ENTERTAINMENT, a favourite site indeed! Its right next door to the famous “Sugar Beach”.
The history of Green Roof Design and its creative potential is almost limitless… given the type of dwelling being constructed upon, and not limited to only flat roofs; planting atop for residential interest has increased exponentially in recent years, with Toronto leading the way in the Green Roof industry. Currently, Toronto has a growing number of affordable solutions to get more people easier access to going green on the roof. Garages and garden sheds are ideal for green roofs.
A successful outdoor Garden begins with Queen Beez… We are knowledgeable Horticulturalists with a keen eye for detail and love creating gardens to be enjoyed all year long! Our Design approach starts with listening. The goal is to complement the Architectural lines of your project. We are your urban gardener.
Susan Martin , owner of Queen Beez is GRP accredited as a Landscape Designer. We continuously upgrade our knowledge to comply with the latest standards and codes. We inform our staff regularly and follow the standards and guidelines of Canadian Association of Landscape Architects and Ontario Landscape Standards to bring the best quality of service to our trusted cliental.