Category Archives: Green Roof News

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…

The Northern forest and cities with glades in the sky

The Northern forest and cities with glades in the sky

The Northern Forest in cities should not just be about trees. In fact #gladesinthesky should be an important part of the urban forest concept. In other words, the urban forest needs green roofs too.     The Northern Forest – green roofs From Hull to Liverpool, the proposed Northern Forest has a many an urban centre. Whilst…

Blue roofs or green roofs or both together store water?

Blue roofs or green roofs or both together store water?

Do blue roofs or a green roofs store water and reduce run off? A few weeks ago we ran our #greenroofpoll No 3. The blue-green roof theme. The twitpoll aimed to establish a snapshot of people’s understanding of the concept of blue roofs.  In fact, most voting in the poll – supported on twitter by CIRIA and…

Wild bees a buzz in Vienna – new research on bees and green roofs

Wild bees a buzz in Vienna – new research on bees and green roofs

Green roofs heed to offer high flower abundance from spring through to autumn. Whilst sedum species are the ‘work horse’ of green roofs, they do have a limited flowering period. There is a need, therefore, to increase the wildflower diversity on green roofs. This is one of the key findings of new research in Vienna…