Blog

What's new in the world of green roof and landscaping industries?

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”?

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 ...

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 ...

Green roofs & walls – more than just a contemporary architecture

The design of buildings has evolved over the years, but the function of buildings has remained remarkably constant: protection, comfort, warmth in winter and coolness in summer. In recent years, however, the environmental impact of buildings and green solutions are becoming ...
1