|Creating Green Sustainable Roofing Systems One
Solution at a Time
With so much demand on identifying creative roofing products. Greencrest Energy Solutions is consistently sourcing technologies and applications ranging from traditional photovoltaic to cutting-edge rooftop gardens.
|Cool Roofs Green Sustainable Systems
Cool Roofs came into vogue in the late 1990's as energy costs started to rise. Their principal design requirement is a reflective surface with heat emissive qualities to reduce heat absorption into the building interior. In the early 2000's this type of roof was mandated in CA for electrically air conditioned commercial buildings with a roof slope of less than 2:12.
|Garden Roofs Green Sustainable Systems
Originating in Europe as a means of managing storm water, the concept is gaining in popularity in the USA. Although storm water management is still very viable, especially in the eastern USA, the concept has merit in this day of enlightened thinking about energy usage as they act as roof-top insulation. As a side benefit where space and access allows they also form areas for the building tenants to recreate. Green roofs generally come in two categories; MODULAR, where the plants are in shallow trays which allow flexibility in design and roof areas contained in a border where the engineered soil is placed and then planted.
|Photovoltaic Solar Systems
The ability to install solar systems has never been more affordable. There are several Federal, State and Local rebate initiatives offered that an virtually off set 100% of the cost to incorporate solar into your green efficiency plans.
Solar power is generated by various designs of solar panels ranging from rigid panels to flexible strips. The efficiency in converting sunlight to DC power varies and there is no one-size-fits-all scenario in this industry. The solar panels of any style are installed facing south where possible and in full sunlight. Roof-tops make an excellent space for solar panels but where space permits many installations are in open areas at ground level or on carports.