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Our thoughts and passions on green roof and landscaping industries.

Jure Sumi

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Positive environmental (and landscaping) impacts as a result of responsible irrigation

Abu Dhabi City Municipality calls for responsible use of irrigation water Last week Abu Dhabi City Municipality was hosting a 3-day business event focusing on responsible irrigation. As a result, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has called all on parties engaged in the ...

Green Urban Infrastructure on the Rise – All Over the World

I’ve been on the road (or up in the air) for the past three months, meeting the “green people” – people deeply involved in green urban infrastructure. From old foxes to young enthusiasts who want to make difference in the green industry. Great people, and great creative minds! ...

Different Green Roofs for different local needs and environments

We have been talking on many of our blogs about the real performance of green roofs, in terms of improved energy efficiency, better storm-water management, lower heat-island effects and more – because it’s all about achieving good environment performance. However, this time we ...

Wind up-lift and wind resistance of Green Roofs

Many studies have been made and published related to wind resistance of Green Roofs, but in reality there is still a lack of consensus in the international green roofing / building industry on what kind of testing and certification would be most appropriate and representative of ...

3 key elements affecting the real energy performance of Green Roofs

Recently I was talking with a fellow green roofer, talking about how energy efficient Green Roofs are and can be. The discussion was very general – no hard facts, no real data, no real “meat on the bone”. Despite all of that, however, we both pretended to know everything, in ...

Why Urban Heat Island (UHI) Reduction is critically important and how Green Roofs can help

The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014. In 2014, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) published a revised version of the World Urbanization Prospects. According to the report, 54 per cent ...

4 key Green Roof performance indicators you should (and can) know more about

Green roofs have gained great attention of urban planners and architects recently due to some obvious benefits such as aesthetic value and increased biodiversity and improved microclimate conditions in cities by reducing the heat island effect.   It is clear however that we need ...
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