Sustainability has become a big buzzword in recent years. However, it’s certainly not something to be written off as a passing trend. More and more businesses are cottoning on to the benefits of sustainable construction – and roofing is a vital factor when creating an eco-friendly premises.
Green Roofs – Rising Popularity?
Sustainable building, such as green roofs, PV solar panels and recycled materials, have enjoyed a surge in popularity. BBC Research (who monitor technology-based markets across the world) estimate that expenditure on eco-friendly retrofits for commercial buildings (both public and privately owned) will grow by 9.2% in the next few years. They predict that the industry, which saw global spending equalling $85.1billion in 2015, will equal as much as $132.3billion by 2020. That’s a significant increase.
Some global markets are stronger than others – particularly North America. However, parts of Europe are leading the way in this field (particularly with green roofing) and the UK looks set to follow suit.
What are the Advantages?
Initially, there was some reservation towards green roofing within the UK. This is typical with any form of new technology, and to an extent, was anticipated by those in the industry. Businesses were concerned with the aesthetic appeal of sedum roofing, and unfamiliar with maintenance requirements and so forth.
However, as more companies embrace green roofing, more are appreciating its unique benefits; and indeed, eco-friendly roofing is becoming highly desirable. Green roofing offers:
Green Roofing for Your Business
Sustainable roofing offers many benefits, and its popularity is growing across the country. IPS Group are one of the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of quality roofing systems. If you’d like to find out more about green roofing systems, and the advantages they offer your commercial premises, simply get in touch with the IPS Roofing team to arrange a visit and a free quotation. Call us today on 01969 625000.