Omni invented the first comprehensive green roof, a new type of green roof that combines the benefits of intensive and extensive green roof systems.


TYPE COMPREHENSIVE EXTENSIVE SEMI-INTENSIVE INTENSIVE
Weight, maximum10-34 psf10-35 psf35-50 psf>50 psf
Depth3-8”2-6”6-8”>8”
CostLowLowMediumHigh
Plant optionsHighLowMediumHigh
Food ProductionYesNoLimitedYes
IrrigationYesLimitedYesYes
InstallationTray & Built-in-PlaceTray & Built-in-PlaceTray & Built-in-PlaceBuilt-in-Place
MaintenanceLowLowMediumHigh
Stormwater retentionMedium-HighLowMediumHigh
Temperature moderationHighLow to MediumMediumHigh

BEYOND SEDUM

The Omni Green Roof is the lightest and most biologically diverse green roof on the market. In as little as 15 pounds per square foot, Omni roofs can grow food crops, native plants, flowers, perennials, grasses, woody plants, and more.


INFINITY ADVANTAGE

The Omni Green Roof starts with Omni Infinity Media™ which is a better replication of actual soil than typical green roof substrates. While other growing media mimic the physical and chemical properties of soil, they neglect the biological properties.

The Omni Infinity Media is self-regenerative, meaning the soil system grows stronger with each passing season.


MEDIA HYDRATION

Omni’s automatic media hydration systems allow for a diverse plant palette, creating a healthier ecosystem and more beauty. 

1 GALLON PER 100 SQUARE FEET PER 1 DAY


OMNI GREEN ROOF BENEFITS

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CREATE HABITAT

Omni Green Roofs are a stopping point for migratory species like birds and butterflies. Scaled across a city, green roofs become a corridor of beneficial habitats, giving species safe harbor and increasing their chances of survival.

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MANAGE STORMWATER

Absorbing rainwater helps prevent floods, overflows, and other water-related issues. The 5-inch-deep Omni system retainS as much water as an 8-inch typical system. Unmatched by any green roof, the 8-inch Omni Green Roof has no runoff from a 2" storm. 

 
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SAVE ENERGY

Studies show that air conditioning loads can be decreased as much as 25% when a green roof is added to a building. Green roofs keeps heat in during the winter and out during the summer, and helps to lower utility bills for building owners.

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EXTEND ROOF LIFE

Roof membranes degrade over time due to extreme temperatures and ultraviolet radiation. A typical membrane requires maintenance or replacement 10-25 years after installation. Green roofs add a layer of protection and roof membranes can go 50+ years without replacement.

 
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OFFSET HEAT ISLANDS

Green roofs can provide shade, remove heat from the air, and reduce temperatures of the roof surface and surrounding air, making them an effective resource in combating the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.

DECREASE NOISE POLLUTION

Noise bounces off surfaces like concrete and brick, creating loud places to live and work. Covering these hard walls and roofs with vegetation dampens sound significantly.