Why Your Next Roof Should be Blue Roof
Stormwater Management and Resilience: Blue roofs are designed and installed with various components such as storage tanks, flow control devices, and drainage systems to proactively detain and manage rainwater during heavy storms. This reduces the immediate flow of water into stormwater systems, alleviating the burden on municipal drainage systems and helping to prevent flash flooding. A growing number of studies have repeatedly shown this to be an effective method for urban environments.
Modelling and Simulation: Researchers are using computer models and simulations to predict the performance of blue roofs in various scenarios. These models take into account factors such as rainfall patterns, roof design, and local conditions. They provide insights into how blue roofs can and have been reducing stormwater runoff and urban flooding.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of blue roofs can vary depending on the specific design, local climate, and the prevalence of other stormwater management practices. While there is mounting evidence supporting their effectiveness, ongoing monitoring and research are crucial to refine and improve their design and efficiency, and ensure they can mitigate urban flooding in various real world contexts.
K H Kok1, L M Sidek1, M R Z Abidin2, H Basri1, Z C Muda1 and S Beddu1 Evaluation of green roof as green technology for urban stormwater quantity and quality controls. Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd
Bauder Blue roof system with biosolar installation