Vegetated Green Roofs 

Innovative Case Study 
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Vegetated Green Roofs with installed daylighting system roof domes
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CHALLENGE 

Installation of the daylighting system in a way that harmonises with the rooftop landscape architecture whilst minimising the potential of shading 

RESULTS 

Successfully naturally brightened spaces with beautiful Green Roofs 

PRODUCT 

Solatube Brighten Up Series units & SolaMaster Series units 
Daylighting systems allow daylight apertures to be elevated above roof vegetation, enabling them to be incorporated into the rooftop architecture while minimizing and/or eliminating daytime shadowing. The unique optical properties and light transportation capabilities of Solatube Daylighting Systems also allow multiple units to be grouped together within a custom multi-unit curb cap to reduce the number of rooftop penetrations needed to daylight interior spaces. 

CHALLENGE 

Effectively and efficiently daylight interior spaces of buildings that use vegetative roof systems. Apply the daylighting system in a way that harmonizes with rooftop landscape architecture and/ or hardscaping while minimizing the potential shading and/or shadowing of the daylight system apertures

SOLUTION 

Solatube Daylighting Systems with curb cap (FCM) flashings and optional turret extensions were used to mount optical domes above rooftop vegetation. Custom, multi-unit grouped flashing curb caps may also be installed and used to group daylighting system apertures within a single roof curb. Spectralight Infinity Tubing and angle adapters were attached to the roof assembly, and extended downward into the building interior toward the desired ceiling diffuser locations. 
Roof domes installed on top of blocks of the vegetable garden

CONSIDERATIONS 

To recreate this effect, keep the following considerations in mind: 
Use traditional curb construction to provide the necessary waterproofed rooftop apertures. 
Multi-unit curb cap or self-flashing on custom curb by others must be designed and fabricated to accept and use off-the-shelf Solatube product flashings without the need for trimming or modifi cation in any way. 
Consult a roofing professional to ensure curbs are properly fastened and weatherproofed. 
Keep top of curb cap elevated well above vegetated medium. 
To learn how Solatube Daylighting Systems could brighten your next project 
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