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Rooftop Revolution wins Dutch green prize for its green roof revolution

Rooftop Revolution wins Dutch green prize for its green roof revolution

Rooftop Revolution originally published in Dutch by Greater Venues and translated here into English. In the Netherlands there are 400 square kilometres of flat roof: some 60,000 football pitches of untapped territory. But if it is up to Rooftop Revolution , this territory will be the nature reserves of the future. There vision is where all roofs will be…

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Green roof barn providing wildlife habitat in Essex UK

Green roof barn providing wildlife habitat in Essex UK

This new video is of a green roof barn in Essex. The two roofs design provides to meaningful habitat on the green roofs. Firstly there is a good green roof designed for dry grassland species and then a second water that retains more rain water. Thus creating an ephemeral wetland green roof.

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El Pais Dusty Gedge interview, governance, green roofs and biodiversity

El Pais Dusty Gedge interview, governance, green roofs and biodiversity

Interview for El Pais in Spanish – translated here for English readers – in an interview with Isabel de Felipe. Many thanks to El Pais for allowing the material to be used.   As President of the European Federation of the Green Roof Association (EFB) which are in your opinion the main challenges that Europe…

Editorials

Native plants on green roofs reduce building management costs

Native plants on green roofs reduce building management costs

Native plants on green roofs are often seen as a difficult option. This is primarily because they do not fit into the industrial systems often promoted by companies. However, a recent article in the USA highlights that native plants could, and maybe should, be the way forward. Not only because of the intrinsic value to…

GI Photo of the Week

Vote on your favourite green roof photos – from around Europe

Vote on your favourite green roof photos – from around Europe

The Green Roof Beauty Contest is now open for voting. With over a hundred photos of green roofs from around Europe, there is a wide choice. From Ireland to Hungary via the UK and Germany, extensive wildflower roofs, urban food roofs and roof top parks are among the roofs represented.

Green Infrastructure Roundup

Farming on rooftops – from Brussels to Frisco Bay via Paris

Farming on rooftops  – from Brussels to Frisco Bay via Paris

Rooftop farming has featured widely this last month when it comes to news. From Brussels to San Francisco via Paris a number of projects highlight the growing interest in urban farming on roofs. Staff are using green roofs to grow food all over the world. In London we are aware of several such roofs on corporate headquarters in the City.