Urbanscape System Benefits

Complete solution

Urbanscape Green Roof System is provided with complete, easy to install layers delivered directly to the customer. Due to the use of new innovative Urbanscape Green Roll, no special equipment is required for installation and maintenance.


On average Urbanscape Green Roll is 8-10 times lighter than other regular green roof substrates, so Urbanscape Green Roof system can be installed also on lightweight constructions where traditional systems are not possible. Further on, the Urbanscape Green Roof System can also be much thinner (even more decreasing the weight) than traditional green roof system. Smaller thickness of the system will not compromise the performance due to the fact that Urbanscape Green Roll can hold up to 3-4 times more water per its volume than other green roof substrates. Therefore less thickness is needed to achieve the same water absorption.

Efficient installation

Urbanscape Green Roll ensures significantly lower labour intensity. For sufficient water absorption capacity and appropriate growing base for vegetation of 1000 m² of green roof, 2-5 tons of Urbanscape Green Roll Substrate are needed compared to above 100 tons of traditional green roof substrates.

Sustainable Solution

Urbanscape Green Roll is made from various rock mixtures which are widely available in nature. The lightweight open structure of substrate promotes extensive root distribution and plant growth.

Knauf Insulations’ Green solutions puts a lot of effort into transparent environmental print during the production as well as during the usage and end of life of Urbanscape products. Our goal is sustainable and responsible management of Urbanscape products during the entire life cycle.

For the EPD on Urbanscape green roof system please visit: https://www.knaufinsulation.com/downloads/environmental-product-declaration-epd/urbanscape

Urbanscape rock mineral wool can be recycled after being removed from the Urbanscape green roof and separated from organic waste. For more details, please select your country contact here: http://green-urbanscape.com/en/contact

High water absorption

Urbanscape Green Roll provides for fast and long term stable water re-absorption and water retention performance. Depending on climate zones, different types of Urbanscape Green Rolls are used.

High water distribution

Urbanscape system provides for an irrigation system and the perfect water distribution between vegetation layer and the Urbanscape Green Roll growing medium. It has the advantage to save water in relation to sprinklers that irrigate on top of the vegetation.

High thermal performance

Urbanscape system ensures a long lasting cooling effect due to the high water storage capacity. Roofs with Urbanscape Green Roof System reduce heat gain compared to the non-vegetated roofs due to the thermal mass, extra insulation, and evapotranspiration associated with the vegetative roofing systems.

High fire resistance

A1 Euroclass of non-combustibility is confirmed for Urbanscape Green Roll Substrate. According to EN 13501-1, Class A1 products will not contribute in any stage of the fire including the fully developed fire.

High acoustic performance

Urbanscape Green Roof System reduces noise pollution through surface absorption and provides mitigation of unacceptable noise level that affect health, safety and the well-being of the urban population.