For 2020, we are already preparing for the implementation of Positive Energy Buildings (BePos) with RT 2020. To do this, specialists will have to offer high-performance and innovative systems with specific intelligence. This is where the idea of combining photovoltaic technology with greening came into being.
Combining vegetation with photovoltaics
Some suppliers now offer products that meet the standards that govern BePos. The system in question is suitable for new houses and buildings under renovation. It combines photovoltaic panels with greening. This product complies with the energy performance requirements (BePos, BBC, HPE…). Practical, it is waterproof, insulated and green. This ranges from simple plants to more elaborate plantations. The plant species have been carefully chosen to adapt to several types of buildings and to have a better resistance to climatic conditions. The product has been developed with the aim of enabling housing under RT 2020 to be environmentally friendly while meeting the requirements of the urban environment.
The advantages of such a combination
The association of photovoltaic technology with greening is mainly aimed at meeting the requirements for positive energy buildings by enhancing the roof. Solar panels are known for their considerable energy contribution, while greening is known for its sound and thermal quality. In winter, the plant complex limits heat loss through the roof. In summer, it ensures a better acclimatisation inside the house. Vegetation also reduces energy consumption. In addition, it plays a protective role in protecting the environment. Vegetation helps to combat the phenomenon of urban heat islands.
Green roofs or green roofs have a particular and original design. They can be adapted to most decorative themes. Covered with plants, these roofs are the best alternatives to other coverings. In addition to creating an ambient atmosphere within the house, these green roofs perfectly replace gardens if the frame does not have enough space to accommodate a green space. The inventors have combined several systems in order to solve all problems related to respect for the environment, waterproofing and heat loss or good acclimatization. Even if these green roofs have a certain performance, we can say that their cost is quite reasonable and within everyone’s reach.