Innovation provider

Nykilde ApS.

Contact

jesper@nykilde.dk

Description

VegBlock is a 50 X 60 cm and 5 cm thick vegetation block that contains substrate and vegetation of almost free choice. In water saturated condition the VegBlock system weighs max. 50 kg/m2.
Compared to other green roof systems, this system only requires one layer of installment hence speeding up the installment of the green roof. Likewise is the production of the system much faster and easier than other pre-grown vegetation systems.

Advantages

VegBlock holds back min. 22 ltr rainwater per m2, creates an extra biotope on the roof, reduces noise in and out of the building, protects the roof membrane from UV, takes up airborn pollutants. 
Green roofs creates also extra living space and enhances the value of the building.
The green roof protects the inside of thebuilding against high temperatures and provides extra insulation in the winter. It also protects the building against fire.

Innovative aspects (ecologic, social and economic)

VegBlock holds back min. 22 ltr rainwater per m2, creates an extra biotope on the roof, reduces noise in and out of the building, protects the roof membrane from UV, takes up airborn pollutants. Green roofs takes up 2-6 kg CO2/m2/year.
Green roofs creates also extra living space and enhances the value of the building.

Application examples



Cost

Downloads

Current stage of development

Available for demonstration – field tested
Entering the market 

Intellectual Property Rights

Patent applied for, Copyright protected, Secret know-how, Trade mark

Country of origin

Denmark

Country of application

Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Finland

Year

2011

National Contact Point

René Grøn
Teknologisk Institut (DTI), Center for Produktion
Gregersenvej
2630 Taastrup
Tel: +45 7220 2937

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