Ruševec - Family Vacation Pohorje


Green Roofs

In the cities, buildings and other infrastructure cover over 90 % natural grounds. There are hardly any plants, temperature fluctuation is higher, air humidy is lower, there are more harmful particles in the air, dense construction and high bulidings obstruct natural wind corridors, the noise is spreading faster … We could go on and on listing the activities affecting “natural” environment in the cities that in turn, effect our psychical and physical health. 

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Other states have been adopting different measures in order to improve the quality of life in cities. GREEN ROOFS are one of these measures.

Green roofs are very popular in the Scandinavian states, in Slovenia there are very few of them. Nevertheless, Europe in general has started to move in this direction and the construction of green roofs has increased.

Green flat roofs enable more green surfaces, offer nicer scenery and help to maintain the balance in nature.

By greening we minimize negative effects of dense construction:

  • Microclimate improves;
  • Rainwater evaporates slowly;
  • Air humidity increases;
  • Mass of the roof increases and along with it its thermal insulation and heat accumulation;
  • Green roof plants are perfect natural air filter;
  • Improved fire safety and noise barrier;
  • Green roof protects the roof against mechanical lesions and UV radiation;
  • Quality construction and maintenance enable 70‒100 years green roof life expectancy;
  • Diversity instead of monotony ‒ instead of roof tile we get an aesthetic green surface;
  • Rainwater (used by plants) mitigation relieves the pressure on the sewerage system;
  • Possibility of flooding is reduced.

The green roof construction of the Eco Lodges in the Green Village Ruševec was carefully planned. Experts in the field helped us to analyse all the environmental factors, such as:

  • Local climate (temperature, humidity, drought, wind);
  • Appropriate plant selection and planting;
  • Roof bearing capacity;
  • Roof construction;

After considering all the facts we had to choose the right form of greening, the most suitable substratum and plants. According to the altitude and extreme weather conditions, extensive green roofs turned out to be the best solution:

1. Biotope Green Roofs
Roofs are covered by autochtonic, spontaneous vegetation, such as grass and moss that require only a minimum of maintenance.

2. Extensive Green Roofs
 Less preasure on the roof, less maintenance. Vegetation includes low growing plants, such as pink, iris, yarrow, house-leek, lavender, pine, box, drought-resistant grass, moss, even cold-hardy cacti. Extensive green roofs require maintenance only at the beginning until the plants reach their full-growth and are suitable for flat and pitched roofs. A substratum layer should be 5‒20 cm thick.

3. Intensive Green Roofs
Intensive Green Roofs require labour-intensive maintenance. Intensive roofs are more park-like and may include shrubs and small trees, for ex. maple, pine, hydrangea, climbing roses etc. that require regular irrigation, feeding, and other maintenance. Advanced types of intensive green roof allow for fountains, paths and barriers. A substratum layer should be 12‒60 cm thick.

4. Container Gardens on Roofs
On this kind of roofs plants are maintained in large or small pots and they can be combined with an intensive or extensive greening. The most suitable plants are low and medium-sized deciduous shrubs that should be frost tolerant; slow growing conifers can be also included.

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Villa Ruševec
Hočko Pohorje 36 n
SI - 2208 Pohorje, SLOVENIA
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The surrounding of the Villa Ruševec is wonderful and the Villa is clean and nice. We were very satisfied with the additional offers. A ski centre is only 2 km away and after skiing the Ruševec is a perfect peaceful shelter.


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