Category Archives: Green Roof News

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…

A green roof Emporium in Sweden – Green Roof Beauty

A green roof Emporium in Sweden – Green Roof Beauty

Emporium shopping Centre – Malmö The green roof above the Emporium shopping Centre is probably one of the largest green roofs in Scandinavia. Situated in Hyllie on the outskirts of Malmö, the roof is accessible to the public. The green roof combines both semi-intensive and extensive green roofs, furthermore with the cranes in the background…

Buzzing green roofs London – Abbey Road

Buzzing green roofs London – Abbey Road

London’s green roofs are buzzing again. Back in 2010 the Buglife Green roof project funded the installation of a number of green roofs across the capital. Over the last few weeks Livingroofs.org has been back to visit a few of the roofs designed for biodiversity by the Green Infrastructure Consultancy.