Category Archives: Green Roof News

How big is the UK green roof market? We are finding out

How big is the UK green roof market? We are finding out

How big is the UK green roof market? To find out, Livingroofs.org has just launched the national UK Green Roof Market Survey 2016. In association with GRO the Green Roof Organisation and Chaucer Landscape Management, Livingroofs.org is assessing the size and value of the UK green roof market, including barriers and drivers to uptake.

New bee for England – is it using green roofs in London?

New bee for England – is it using green roofs in London?

A new bee discovered this year in a small park in London is making the news. The English name for the new species is the Viper’s Bugloss Mason Bee (Hoplitis adunca) after the species’ main food plant. As Viper’s Bugloss is common across the green roofs of London, we are wondering whether it is already using London’s green…

Creating habitat for breeding solitary bees – London

Creating habitat for breeding solitary bees – London

Whilst a good green roof designed for biodiversity will be attractive to many pollinators, providing nesting habitat is also an important consideration. Green roofs not only provide adequate forage for pollinators, but can also provide nesting for some species in the substrate. London has probably one of the largest bee hotels on a green roof in the world.

Green roof bylaws – from Argentina to San Francisco

Green roof bylaws – from Argentina to San Francisco

8th September 2016 San Francisco has dominated the green roof news this week. However, below the radar of most English-speaking media is another news item from back in July. The first city in Argentina to require green roofs, Cordoba, launched its bylaw. Cordoba’s new green roof bylaw   Argentina’s second city, Cordoba, announced a landmark ruling…

Green Living room – green walls are part of the green roof beauty contest

Green Living room – green walls are part of the green roof beauty contest

A green living room bringing nature into the city and providing resilience.   Green walls providing Resilience in Cities – The Green Living room The TURAS Green Living Room, like all green walls,  provides many benefits for both local communities and the local environment: Increases wildlife: providing wildflowers and supporting birds and insects such as…