Celebrating World Green Roof Day

05 June 2020

 

 

World Green Roof Day 6th June 2020

Led by the Green Roof orator Dusty Gedge and leading Green Roof supplier Chris Bridgman of Bridgman & Bridgman World Green Roof day launches to celebrate green roofs all over the planet and the many benefits that they bring to the built environment.

It is no secret that as urbanisation increases clever use of our existing and new building assets is becoming an ever more vital part of creating happy healthy and sustainable towns and cities. As quoted 'Green Roofs make life better for everyone':

Green Roofs form a key part of broad urban greening strategies including living walls, tree planting, living pillars, parklets, gardens and sustainable landscape maintenance to improve life for humans and wildlife.

Green Roof Maintenance
Canada House Green Roof and Living Wall Scotscape

What are the Benefits of Green Roofs?

  • Reducing storm-water run-off as part of a sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) strategy.
  • Roof lifespan increase.
  • Reducing energy use.
  • Climate change mitigation.
  • Climate change adaptation.
  • Lessening the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)
  • Increasing biodiversity and wildlife.
  • Improving air and water quality.
  • Creation of amenity space for city dwellers
  • Opportunities to create community farming projects

What's not to like? From small to grandiose, every green roof brings a benefit to supporting biodiversity and ecosystems.

PWC roof terrace designed by Matthew Bell
PWC roof terrace designed by Matthew Bell planting Scotscape
PWC roof terrace designed by Matthew Bell
PWC roof terrace designed by Matthew Bell planting Scotscape
Green Roof at Ikea Greenwich by Bridgman and Bridgman
Green Roof at Ikea Greenwich by Bridgman and Bridgman

Click here to download the fantastic 'Living Roofs and Walls from Policy to Practice' and learn about how far London has come.

 

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