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Maja Tomazin

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Green buildings from around the world, from Dubai to Scandinavia.​

Focus: different systems for different climate​s

Green roof is not environmental philanthropy. It is sound business.

»Green roof is not environmental philanthropy; it is sound business! « stated Ford chairman Bill Ford more than twenty years ago while announcing the 42.180 m2 green roof project on Ford Motor company's Rouge factory in Michigan, USA.

How to Design a Green Roof for Wind Resistance?

Green roofs are an ever-developing technology, with extensive green roofs gaining more and more popularity due to their lightness, versatility and low maintenance requirements. Some, however, fear the weight of extensive systems can be detrimental when it comes to windy ...

What Happens When Communities Adopt Green Roofs?

What's better than one green roof? Several green roofs, in fact. Installing them throughout the urban landscape is more effective in terms of enhancing their various environmental and social benefits than having just a single project. The number and total area of green roofs can ...

Green Roofs for Clean Air and Blue Skies

The quality of the air we breathe on a daily basis has a great effect on our overall health and well-being. However, due to our contemporary way of life, air quality is often compromised.   The World Health Organization estimates that up to 10 million deaths per year are caused ...

Caring for your Urbanscape® Green Roof during really hot and dry weather is essential – do not forget to irrigate it

How do we take care of a green roof during such a hot summer, when the temperatures hardly drop even during the night? What do we need to pay attention to? Just like other planting in the garden, green roofs also need care and additional watering. Nevertheless, when is the right ...


How do we take care of a green roof in the spring? What do we need to pay attention to? Just like other planting in the garden, green roofs also need care; this should be done at least once a year, but twice is recommended—in spring and autumn.

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' ...

Towards a greener future: Why city planners need to implement green roof policies

Cities have been expanding at an ever faster rate and more than half of the world's population now lives in urban environments. The percentage is predicted to rise up to 70% by the year 2050. This calls for a massive redevelopment of the world's urban areas to accommodate the ...

Perception of green roofs in the media

The visibility of green roofs in media has a great impact on how the public views them and how appealing and realistic they appear to them as an everyday part of life. The more they appear, the more we as regular people feel comfortable with them. It is often hard to grow past ...