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Bringing life and energy to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice | Work commences

Bringing life and energy to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice | Work commences

A green roof will soon be gracing the new building at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet, London. And it will be a green roof with a difference. With solar panels and native wildflower vegetation, this biosolar roof will bring both energy and life to the project. Bridgman & Bridgman in partnership with Bauder Ltd…

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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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Greenwich set to get one of the biggest green roofs for people and wildlife

Greenwich set to get one of the biggest green roofs for people and wildlife

The residents of Greenwich in London are about to get a fantastic green space right in the heart of the Peninsula where the O2 Arena is located. This exciting new project is being undertaken by green roof contractors Bridgman & Bridgman, who are currently installing an extensive green roof on a new retail complex in the area….

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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…

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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.