Natural Habitats is proud to launch the next advancement in green roof technology – the EcoPillow. Modular in design, the EcoPillow is a pre-grown living roof that offers all the proven benefits of a green roof while radically reducing risk and cost of the roofing structure.
The Eco Pillow structure and the growing medium were developed for their lightweight properties, making the EcoPillow just 50kg/m2. “Creating a lightweight and modular product were design priorities. By reducing overall weight, we reduce the builders need for additional structural support and open the possibility of retrofitting – something we feel the market is demanding” says Graham Cleary, director of Natural Habitats. The EcoPillow can also be easily relocated, further enhancing its adaptability.
As a pre-grown, and fully encased product, the EcoPillow is incredibly quick to install and reduces the risk of failure from extreme weather conditions, wind scour or rain erosion. The semi mature plants provide cover from day one, reducing establishment time, and the likelihood of weed invasion – the two primary drivers of maintenance cost.
Internationally, and here in New Zealand, the trend towards ‘greening’ buildings is gaining momentum. Green roofs not only radically reduce Stormwater runoff and therefore the cost of disposal, they also provide greater insulation for a building, prolong the life of the roof membrane and reduce noise penetration. Installing a green roof makes a valuable contribution to the external environment, reducing water run off, and providing an inhabitable environment to promote biodiversity. and they are great to look at and use, increasinfg the worth of the real estate they are on and viewed by.
Lighter, faster, with less risk, The EcoPillow by Natural Habitats is a no brainer for anyone wanting the benefits of green roofs for a wider range of projects and budgets.