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Our thoughts and passions on green roof and landscaping industries.

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, ...

Green roofs: Making life more comfortable for residents of houseboats in Amsterdam

To provide more comfort to houseboats in Amsterdam Sedumworld applied Urbanscape Green Roof System featuring Urbanscape Green Roll and Sempergreen Sedum-mix blanket.

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 ...

Management of rainwater with Green Roofs

  In the majority of developed cities, Green Roofs make up about 40–50% of regulated urban surfaces. The quantity of rainwater from these roofs makes a significant contribution to the total volume of water that is channelled into the sewage network. This is the very reason ...

Do you really know all the benefits of green roofs?

Green roofs have recently gained great attention of urban planners and architects - mainly because of numerous social, economic and design-based benefits they bring to public, private, economic and social sectors, and even more important, to local and global environments. You've ...

How Green Roofs contribute to final Green Building Ratings

The green construction industry is moving fast, together with a growing trend for Green Building Rating Tools. There are many different Green building assessment initiatives, with the two most popular - LEED and BREEAM - outlined below.

Utilizing roofs: Photovoltaics on green roofs

Roofs can be seen in so many more ways than just the top of a building – as a complex structure accommodating a roof with solar panels, wind turbines and other equipment, as well as a green roof, which has many ecological benefits and can in some cases even be seen as a leisure ...

Do green roofs need to be maintained and irrigated for maximum performance?

Designers, investors, project owners and other stakeholders often have questions about the maintenance of green roofs. It’s important to be realistic, and to take into account all of the many aspects of this question. Let’s start with the most important one: what does the owner ...

How much does a Green Roof weigh?

Green roofs may come in an endless variety of shapes and sizes from high-rise public parks and lush rooftop gardens to tranquil urban spaces, but there is one critical factor that has a major impact on them all — weight. Green roof weight can range from hundreds of tons for an ...
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