Category Archives: Green Roof News

Paris | What is the impact of green roofs in the city and the Île de France

Paris | What is the impact of green roofs in the city and the Île de France

What is the real impact of green roofing in Paris? To answer this question, the Regional Agency for Biodiversity (ARB), with the Ile-de-France Institute of Planning and Development, launched a study in 2017. Over a period three months, about 30 green roofs were monitored. Importantly, all the roofs, in question, were in the dense urban core…

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…

David Attenborough Building and  Cambridge green roof policy

David Attenborough Building and Cambridge green roof policy

The new Cambridge green roof policy will soon be delivering green roofs in both the city and the county. In the first place, an integrated water management approach will hopefully drive green roofs on new developments. Secondly the City has a great example that shines as beacon for the future of green roofs – the…

Green roof award winner 2018 – packing a sustainability punch

Green roof award winner 2018 – packing a sustainability punch

The 2018 green roof award certainly packs a punch when it comes to sustainability. It is not the highest green roof. It is not the largest. Yet the roof demonstrates the perfect harmony that can achieved on green roofs when combing solar with the delivery of biodiversity.  Definitely an excellent example of where green roof…

The birds and bees are buzzing on a factory green roof in Scotland

The birds and bees are buzzing on a factory green roof in Scotland

The birds and bees are booming on a factory green roof in Scotland. More to the point, the success of the project could lead to more green roofs on the complex in Grangemouth. Considering that  green roofs are rare on factories in the UK, this is even more of a bonus.   A wildlife oasis…

Green Summit Manchester – a #greenroofpoll review

Green Summit Manchester – a #greenroofpoll review

The Manchester green summit was the focus of our last #greenroofpoll. Ahead of the summit, city centre-based practice AFL Architects pioneered a campaign to encourage the implementation of biodiverse roofs on all large-scale Greater Manchester buildings. In partnership with AFL, Livingroofs.org undertook a short green roof poll. Of course from our perspective, the purpose of…