Every roof can be greened. OPTIGRÜN offers the right solution for affordable and easy-care extensive green roofs or garden-like intensive green roofs. The highest product quality, technological superiority, and decades of experience coupled with comprehensive consulting expertise. Each individual component is important to us; together, they form a product and service portfolio that greatly benefits our customers, our partners and nature.
GREEN ROOFS FROM THE MARKET LEADERFor 50 years – YOUR specialist for roof gardens
Climate change and urbanisation are shaping our future. OPTIGRÜN sees that as an opportunity. As the leading provider of green roofs in Europe, our innovative product and system solutions offer sustainable benefits for people and nature.
Our aims are to expand natural and open spaces to increase quality of life in urban environments and achieve near-natural organic urban development to improve the ecological assessment.
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Urbanisation and climate change – greater quality of life with green roofs
Better air, relieving pressure on the sewer system, and creating new habitats are just three of the many advantages of a green roof, making it an important component in climate-friendly urban development.
OPTIGRÜN green roofs thus make a crucial contribution to achieving better quality of life in our cities
Our systems for optimum green roofs are an important contribution to climate compensation. As a recognised measure of the impact compensation regulation under nature protection law, green roofs offer new living spaces for people, plants and animals.The large storage capacity and evaporation of precipitation on the roof relieve pressure on the sewer system, especially in the event of heavy rainfall. At the same time, the green roof efficiently cools both the surrounding area and the building and also contributes to air humidification and fine dust filtration. As protection against extreme temperatures or hail, green roofs also extend the service life of waterproofing.
Multifunctional roof design
A green roof is an upgrade for any building. It looks good, offers multiple benefits with numerous functions and even saves money. In order to make the right decision, it is essential to identify the respective requirements and to use the best solution for each application. Our motivation is the idea of designing living spaces better, taking the next step for tomorrow today and further extending our technological lead. To do this, we develop innovative systems that impress with their functionality from both an ecological and an economic viewpoint.
Advice, service, expertise – planning security for your success
Our advisors support architects, planners, and specialist companies with their technical questions concerning green roofs and buildings and cost-effectiveness, even during the early phase of a project. This also includes creating bills of quantities for invitations to tender and awarding procedures with the necessary calculations for wind suction, wind protection, flooding verification and a determination of the water balance.
Make use of our extensive services on our Planning Aids page or speak to us personally.
Case Study: THE SHIP Cologne – Growing Ideas for Growing Business
The SHIP is a pioneering office property in Cologne. With high-end technology and a special atmosphere, THE SHIP represents a new way of working.
Owner of THE SHIP
Large roof garden with relaxation zone and workspace
"With THE SHIP, we want to create a place in which people can set sail to exchange, develop and drive forward ideas: a platform for exciting encounters and new entrepreneurial spirit.” More information about this project can be found on the website THE SHIP.
New Work & room to develop
The pleasant atmosphere creates space to fulfil potential. Campus character with a spacious green area:
- Activity-based workspaces
- Large roof garden with relaxation zone and workspaces
- Food court
- State-of-the-art gym incl. classes
Research and development – by the hidden champion for the world
Cutting-edge expertise, updates on changes to directives/standards – we ensure that the latest findings for implementation reach the market. An example: our sustainable, intelligent rainwater management with the help of the innovative Smart Flow Control. This always retains the ideal amount of water on the roof and ensures an excellent water balance. A further example: we can reduce CO2 emissions both by using recycled material as well as green electricity in production.
Company history – 50 years are behind us – the best are ahead of us
From the very beginning, the idea behind our green roofs was to preserve nature, especially in the modern urban environment. Climate change was not yet a public issue at that time.
During this time, we have naturally also undergone further development, too. We have now grown from a small team to an enterprise with approx. 110 employees. As a result, we were able to ensure that around 4 million m² of roof space was extensively or intensively greened in around 7,000 building projects in 2020 thanks to the tremendous efforts of our entire team. A further contribution by Optigrün towards making cities worth living in again.
Careers at Optigrün – professions with a future
You are a person who likes to get stuck in, is open and communicative, and enjoys working in a team.
Then you’ve come to the right place with us! We create sustainable living space with farsighted ideas. We have been growing at an above-average pace for years and are looking for strong personalities who have the courage to question traditional thinking.