In today’s green, eco-friendly world, the newest way to be green is with the Ecopan. The Ecopan allows you to grow plants on your roof. The Ecopan will not only help soak up rainwater to avoid flooding, but it will filter and clean more air as well as make downpours a little quieter as water falls on your plant life.
Growing plants on your roof has been possible for a while if you had a flat roof, but the Ecopan allows anyone to have a green tile system. The Ecopan is a recycled plastic pan filled with pumice and sedum. Sedum is a type of plant that never loses its leaves and stays green year round so your roof will stay green all year. In 2013 these tiles were put to the test in the Netherlands and after a year and a half of studies, the results were amazing. Studies with the Ecopans showed that on hot days, a house underneath an Ecopan roof was anywhere from 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than a normal tile house. After this major success, the Ecopan is not for sale and can be used to make your house and the world a cleaner, greener place. These tiles could see an interesting growth if used in large communities and the public sees how much better the Ecopan can make daily life and the world a more eco-friendly place.