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Millions of green roofs are needed to transform the lives of urban europeans

Europe needs to put nature at the heart of its urban centres and introduce millions of green roofs to create attractive sustainable centres of the community that transform lives, the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Festival was told.

Where do my rooftop plants grow? Green Roll as a light-weight growing media

Imagine the conditions on the roof. Usually tiny plants must cope with unequal rainfall distribution, intense solar radiation, heavy evapotranspiration, limited water supply, strong stormwater events, daily and seasonal strong temperature fluctuations, flash flooding, freeze and ...

Interview with Joost de Gier - our long-term business partner

  Joost de Gier is our long-term and very valuable business partner, who has been involved with Urbanscape® from the beginning. He has been in the industry since he was 14 years, active in sales of green roofs in Europe for the last 12 years. He says that every green roof is ...

Do you know all the main benefits of Urbanscape?

  You’ve most certainly already heard of the main benefits of Urbanscape® Green Roofs. These are low construction height, improved root growth, cleaner air, etc. However, do you really understand what do they mean? What is the “complete solution” or how light actually is “light”?

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 uttermost importance to do your research to ensure ...

Vertical Green Spaces – The Various Benefits of Green Walls

Climate change is an increasing concern for our society, which is why interest in nature-based solutions and urban green infrastructure is on the rise in an effort to create more liveable green spaces. Developers, architects, engineers, and city planners see it as a sustainable ...

We should always take care of our safety

No matter where we are and what we do, we should always take care of our safety. Whether we are working high up on roofs or just walking on the pavement besides the busy road, there are always some safety procedures. In one situation safety procedures are more complicated than ...

Quality of water run-off from Urbanscape® Green Roof System

Research project on Urbanscape® Green Roof Systems in the Mediterranean climate During the course of the two-year research project, different Urbanscape® Green Roof Systems were examined by academic research groups from University of Lleida, Spain. The main objective of this ...

Stormwater management - Short and Long Term Effects

The combined effect of urban growth and climate change is altering the hydrological balance in developed urban areas. Public awareness of the impact of stormwater on flash flood occurrence and water quality is, however, on the rise (1). The surface of roofs in urban areas ...

Energy efficiency in private homes and businesses

Our contemporary lifestyle dictates that we spend most of our time indoors. Buildings need to be kept at a constant temperature to accommodate our expectations and standards of comfort. Today, experts estimate the building sector’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas ...
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