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Our thoughts and passions on green roof and landscaping industries.

Instant Green Roofs and their Benefits

Green roofs can be installed by method of planting it with sedum cuttings and/or plugs, or by using a vegetation blankets, mats or rolls, that have been pre-prepared to be installed. There are, of course, factors that influence the use of ether one or the other – project size, ...

What’s Your Type? Types of Usage for Green Roofs

There is a green roof for every use, be it a new family house, large hospital, garage, storage facility, a delicate renovation – even a shed or a doghouse! To decide on the appropriate green roof to use for any project, it is of utmost importance to do your research to ensure ...

Green Tech and Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

Apart from their main purpose, all public buildings have a representative function in our built environment. They reflect the main values and aspirations of their builders - even more so, when the public buildings represent municipal or state functions. In this day and age, when ...

Water Conservation - Landscaping for the Middle East

The Middle East region qualifies as one of the driest and most water-scarce parts of the planet. It also has low internal resources and an increasing demand for water as its population grows. The internal renewable water resources of the area are estimated at 609 m3 per year per ...

Green Roofs and Facades – On why they need to become a staple part of our cityscapes.

Reducing energy use and air pollution are two major challenges we face in the developed world. Buildings account for 39% of the total US and 40% of the European Union’s energy consumption. Additionally, air pollution negatively affects our quality of life and health conditions. ...

What Business is it of Yours? Green Roofs on Industrial and Commercial Facilities

More and more businesses are becoming aware of the fact that climate change is a significant threat and are acting to do their part in crisis prevention efforts. Many are producing sustainability strategies and action plans as a part of their identity and goals. 

The solution spells DETENTION.

Green roofs are generally an excellent stormwater run-off volume reduction tool. Reducing the volume of stormwater run-off has huge benefits on a city scale as less water must be processed by sewage or stormwater treatment plants. This results in substantial savings for the ...

Mental well-being and the power of green spaces

What makes you feel better, looking out of your window to see a vivid landscape of greenery? Or staring out your window and being confronted by endless concrete?

A green roof in the Trajnice Strgar Garden Centre

The current climate change brings with it more frequent and greater fluctuations in temperature and precipitation. Therefore, taking into account sustainable development, climate change and biodiversity, together with Bernarda Strgar Schulz from the Trajnice Strgar Garden ...

Why bees love our green roofs

Research by the National Institute of Biology in Slovenia has revealed how green roofs can help bees and other pollinators to flourish while boosting biodiversity. From June to September 2019, two Urbanscape Green Roofs were monitored by institute experts who measured roofs' ...
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