Green Services

Our in-house registered Architects are certified Green Roof Professionals through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Successful green roofs require a combination of knowledge and expertise in the so-called ‘black arts’ and ‘green arts’. The ‘black arts’ focus on the critical, non-living elements of a green roof assembly such as water proofing, structural engineering and project management, while the ‘green arts’ deal with the living architectural components such as water management, growing media, plants and maintenance. Very few industry professionals currently have the knowledge and expertise that encompass all of these disciplines. Our in-house registered Architects and now certified Green Roof Professionals have underwent extensive training to become well versed in both the ‘black’ and ‘green’ arts necessary to gain this new professional distinction of green building expertise.

Green roof systems may be modular, with drainage layers, filter cloth, growing media and plants already prepared in movable, interlocking grids, or, each component of the system may be installed separately. Green roof development involves the creation of “contained” green space on top of a human-made structure. This green space could be below, at or above grade, but in all cases the plants are not planted in the ‘ground’. Green roofs can provide a wide range of public and private benefits.

If you are considering utilizing the energy benefits and cost savings of vegetative roofing, you’ll be at a tremendous advantage with Ray Nolan Roofing’s expertise.