Moss-covered green roofs lend a sure grace to the 55-apartment Helen Court in Witham that has been erected on a former site of sheltered housing. Mimicking a turf, the sedum roof will have embedded wild flowers to augment its overall green texture. Awaiting its opening in September this year, the old age home will exhibit a whole host of green features.
Rainwater harvesting, and more…
Hanover Housing has done great job in supplying the residential development with superior insulation that captures rainwater runoff. Dave Ashley from SDC Builders Ltd explains how the roof works actually:
Rainwater goes into a rainwater harvesting tank which is then pumped up again to irrigate the sedum roof. Because it is self-sufficient, it doesn’t grow like weeds in the garden, so it doesn’t need any maintenance.
A series of irrigation pipe-work beneath the roof makes sure that water wastage is kept to a minimum. Moreover, a wood pellet boiler will also be there.