ALYAF DEVELOPS SUSTAINABLE GREEN ROOF SYSTEM FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Roof Garden projects in the hot and arid Middle East demand significant quantities of irrigation water. A team of Engineers at ALYAF with over 26 years of experience in geosynthetics solutions in the Middle East combined with inputs from GEOfabrics, UK conducted extensive research on viable green roof system for the desert region. This included field trials at Dammam, Saudi Arabia during the peak summer months where day temperatures averaged around 45℃ to 48℃. Moisture measurement in the soils was done using highly sensitive sensors with Frequency Domain Reflectometry Technology. The extensive research culminated with an innovative green roof system that offers complete water management for construction of roof gardens; including water retention, drainage and irrigation and aeration. ALFGREEN roof garden system reduces irrigation water use by up to 60% and has found ready acceptance among specialized landscape consultants, engineers and contractors.