Green Roof Technology 

Jörg Breuning

Jörg Breuning, Green Roof Technology:
Unlike others, Jörg Breuning is one of a few people on earth who actively shaped the beginning of the modern green roof industry in Europe/Germany more than 4 decades ago. In addition, he introduced green roofs to North America in 1999. Thus, he has over 40 years of experience in two fundamentally different markets for green roofs and green walls. 


Giving something back to true Green Roof Professionals

Klima Roof green roof system has been evolved over the years to ensure healthy, diverse, and resilient vegetation on structures especially for the North American market to serve ALL CLIMATE ZONES with one flexible solution.

Klima Roof eliminates "Trail and Error" especially in young Green Roofs markets like North America, Middle East, Far East, and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii etc.). 

Solar Garden Roof

Klima Roof - Eliminate Trail and Error



The installation of Klima Roof requires only limited skills. It is easy to install without roofing or horticultural experience and a hands-on installation guidance is offered by the inventor of Klima Roof.                         


Damage of Roofing

Klima Roof eliminates the risk damage of the roofing materials during the installation of the Green Roof system. The system works will all know roofing systems that are root resistant. Klima Roof is also compatible with ILD Leak Detection system (see ILD). The monolithic platform also offers maximum roofing protection at no extra costs while the roof is used as staging area during construction.
Klima roof is a game changer in modern roofing and the opposite of most other Green Roof solutions like tray/modular green roof systems or other off-site premanufactured systems where the risk of damaging the roofing or the roofing structure is extremely high.



Klima Roof is an ideal solution for Protected membrane roofs or a.k.a. Inverted Roof Membrane Assemblies (IRMA). However, IRMA roofs are not State-of-the-art solutions because the vegetation can comprise R-values of the Installation. Therefore IRMA roofs are not very common in environmental conscience Europe.


Drainage and Water

Klima Roof provides Drainage and Water Retention in one layer and no root limiting elements like plastic drainage boards, Geofoams Insufficient drainage and ponding water on roofs (partially or greatly) or root-depth limiting elements like drainage boards, Geofoam or other over-engineered sponging elements that were never developed living greenery in mind.
Klima Roof works also perfectly on roofs with ponding water or on Blue Green Roofs but also in conjunction with irrigation systems that are reducing water consumption by 80-90%.                       



Although the monolithic platform is made from 100% recycled plastic, the over all use of plastic in Klima Roof systems is very low comparing to other systems (tray/modular systems). Because the monolithic platform is also structural element for Solar racking, railings, roof anchors etc. it make many other roofing components obsolete. An entirely non-plastic version is currently in R&D.                          



Unlike Green Roof solutions with sponging elements like mineral wool, thick fabrics or foams, Klima Roof is highly structural stable and it is possible to drive even with trucks on it (Fire Lanes on underground roofs). Additionally Klima Roof is assembled with load distribution properties, spreading high loads in small areas.   


Multi Use

Klima Roof is the only Green Roof system that supports flexibility or seamless combinability with other technologies like PV, HVAC, railings, decks, lights, Smart Flow Controls, Blue roof capability etc. This saves costs and reduces human errors.


Air to Water Ratio

In young Green Roof markets there is a desperate search for maximizing water retention and detention. However, these inexperienced developers forget about the needs of plants and ignore microbiological processes within a natural soil or green roof profile. A lot of these "innovations" result in frequent and unhealthy Air-to-Water Ratio peaks with high stress on plants. 
Klima Roof is engineered to always keep the Air-to-Water ratio at the optimum for the vegetation and changes in this plant-life essential needs are gradually as these are in nature.



Klima Roof is non-proprietary and open source. The market id full of proprietary Green Roof systems. These are expensive, low in overall performance, and never engineered for the plants (the reason why we are doing green roofs in the first place). Also propriety Green Roof systems are tied to expensive roofing warranties systems and overall designed to make only shareholders of big corporations happy and not building owners or the plants.
Klima Roof is an advanced Green Roof solution avoiding Corporate Greed, "Greenflation", unnecessary dependencies on corporations, or one-size-fits-all solutions.   

Jörg Breuning likes to share!
Specilized green roof installation companies are the backbone of the green roof market in a country. Without their passion, their knowledge, experience, and hands-on skills green roofs would hardly exist or maintained. It is sad to see that large corporations take these resources for granted and build their reputation and a warranty driven monopoly around it.
Klima Roof and the knowledge behind is for free to all who share the same experience. Nobody on earth should pay for education.

Jörg Breuning
Kima Roof Green Roof Technology

Klima roof works in any climate zone where plants are present!

Klima roof understands Plant Biology and the importance to allow plants developing a healthy relationship between Root - Shoots -Stems - Leaves. This extensive knowledge is incorporated in each system to reduce environmental stress on plants, to minimize human interference (maintenance), and to avoid wasting natural resources like water.

Klima roof combines century old gardening techniques and combines natural man-refined materials to optimize Air-To-Water ratio, effective rooting depth, and regulative hydrologic cycles.

Klima roof will never use manmade and structurally unstable sponging elements (poly foams, mineral wool or other fiber sponges) because these create unsuitable conditions (stress) on all desired plants for any type Green Roofs. 

Climate Zones

Platform based Modularity 

One design can be used to create an entire line of different Green Roofs for any climate zone, endless amenity options, and adjustable stormwater characteristics.

Platform based modularity covers all desired functions of Green Roofs and reduces initial and operating costs for building owners.

J. Breuning

Technology Innovation Officer

Platform based Modularity
platform-based Green Roof/ Blue Roof System


platform-based Green Roof/ Blue Roof System that adapts to any roof and protects the roof while under construction. klima roof is the first load carrying and load distribution system for all roof amenities.

Solar Garden Roofs fully integrated with Green and/or Blue Roof!

PV Integration

It never has been easier for other trades to install equipments on roofs and without taking the risk of damaging the roofing. 
Excellent for Solar Garden Roofs fully integrated with Green and/or Blue Roof! 

acurate controllable stormwater management

Smart Flow Control

klima roof cares about reliable and acurate controllable stormwater management. It is the only system in the world where the plants AND the weather manages of how water will be retained, detained, reused and for how long. 

True hybrid Green Roofs


Shallow or deep? With klima roof the sky is the limit and the Architec's creativity has no restrictions. Combine all on one roof, make each roof unique or change the design years after installed. True hybrid Green Roofs.

Retention, Detention, free flow of water


Retention, Detention, free flow of water over the entire roof without interruption by technical, design or safety elements. Clean seperation of materials, easy to maintaine, and no surprises.

systems without penetrating the roofing


Roof tops are highly desired recreational spaces within urban developments.
To elevate this experience the systems allows full integration of safety and railing systems without penetrating the roofing.