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Our thoughts and passions on green roof and landscaping industries.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRAFFIC – How to incorporate green solutions on roads, railways and highways

Due to the effects of world-wide urbanization trends, the number of human populations exposed to traffic emissions and high-volume railways is rising. Transit-oriented development brings traffic activity ever closer to people’s residences, making them susceptible the effects of ...

URBAN LANDSCAPING – Why greener cities are cooler, smarter and healthier

A recent study of Glasgow by researchers Emmanuel and Loconsole advocated that an increase in greenspace of 20% above the current level could eliminate between a third and a half of the city's expected urban heat island effect in 2050. (1) But why do we need to take action in ...

TACKLING THE URBAN WATER CRISIS WITH GREEN ROOFS

Safe water, water use and access to water are critical global concerns and today has been designated United Nations World Water Day to highlight the water crisis facing billions of people who are “struggling to survive and thrive”.

Green roofs are changing the way we design buildings - an architectural overview

It's not surprising that green roofs are becoming more and more popular as a design tool of many forward-thinking architects, keeping buildings cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. They are also beneficial when it comes to reducing the urban heat island effect ...

A new home: Green roofs facilitating habitat restoration

Urbanization is a leading cause of species endangerment in today's world. Trends indicate a decrease in species richness and diversity as well as a high degree of biotic homogenization. In short, the number of different species in our environment is falling rapidly with the ...

How implementation of green infrastructure will help Europe reach carbon neutrality

A new European Commission strategic long-term vision communication has highlighted the importance of investing in green infrastructure to guide the transition to a climate neutral Europe.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: Green roofs as an investment

  WHY BUSINESSES SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN GETTING THEM? Green infrastructure is far from being just a trendy addition to business facilities. The rational advantages of this technology represent an investment to the future of your company and the environment you and your ...

Europe: Expect a hot summer, with draught and major storms - can Green Roofs help?

There we have it. The AccuWeather weather portal has published its summer weather forecast. The AccuWeather portal is forecasting weather in the Eastern Europe area from June through August will see high temperatures and droughts. However, no longer heat waves were announced, ...

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 ...

Influence of different soil supplements on water retention properties

Any growing media needs to enable the constant inflow of water, nutrients and oxygen to the plant’s roots. Substrates must anchor the plant and have certain characteristics that will promote the growth and development of plants; and they must have suitable air and water capacity.
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