McDonald’s @ Jurong Central Park
Apart from enhancing aesthetic appearance and helping in assimilation into green surroundings, the greening of the roof helps to protect the rooftop waterproofing as well as the roof skin itself from extreme UV exposure. Ambient temperature is considerably reduced and the interior of the building kept cool, even though its exterior faces the full brunt of the sun. The restaurant is consequently able to save on energy consumption through lower air-conditioning requirements and to, also at the same time, mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE).
VersiDrain® 25P water retention and drainage trays installed over the mushroom-shaped roof
VersiDrain® 25P water retention and drainage trays (the principal component of Elmich Green Roof) installed over the concrete mushroom-shaped roof of the restaurant facilitate efficient drainage of excess water and allow water and soluble nutrients stored in the cells to be returned, via evaporation and capillary action, to the primarily inorganic planting medium during dry periods. This effectively reduces irrigation frequency and maintains healthy plant growth. The resultant green roof blends seamlessly into the green environment of the Park.