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Green performance or green in colour – the second green roof poll

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Green performance may well not mean green roofs are green all the time. And the results of our second green roof poll suggest that most respondents understand this. There is a misconception sometimes that a green roof has to be green all the time. Most landscapes in Northern climes are not permanently green. So why…

Green roof poll 1 – do the public think nature or engineering

Green roof poll 1 – do the public think nature or engineering

Do the public think green roofs are about nature or engineering? This question launched our first green roof poll of 2018. The clear answer is the public think green roofs are about nature. Of course a simple perceptual question doesn’t drill down to a granular level. It does, however, present give a taste, in the…

A green roof solar boost –  and a boost for nature too

A green roof solar boost – and a boost for nature too

Do green roofs provide a solar boost? New research in Kansas certainly suggest they do. Whilst a boost to energy is important, the biosolar approach should also boost nature. New research in London does just that.   Green roof solar boost research A solar panel is most efficient when the ambient temperature is around 25°C.…

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.