Tirana in Albania is yet another city in Europe that is walking the green roof talk. The city has many issues, not least when it comes to air pollution. In fact, it is sadly known as Europe’s pollution capital. Though it is a relatively small city surrounded by mountains, the city is also one of…
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.
In March 2017, the New French Biodiversity Law will come into effect. Within the law there is a requirement for solar or green roofs on commercial developments. What is this likely to mean – an increase in solar and green or just solar at the expense of green roofs designed for biodiversity?
Blue infrastructure and blue/green infrastructure appears to be the new game in town. But why is this so when we already have green infrastructure? Is it all just marketing spin or is it primarily because there is a need for a new trendy term to attract interest?
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.
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.