Westminster planning Green Roofs

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Westminster Council has approved plans for a project including roof lawns and gardens next to green walls above Britain’s biggest and best-known shopping streets. ESA, part of multidisciplinary firm Capita Symonds, is leading design for the second stage of redevelopment of 26 to 48 Oxford Street in London’s west end. The project is subject to… Read more »

Brown Roofs

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Brown Roofs provide a great alternative to a Sedum Green Roof, and as you can see, can still look great.

Environment Agency promote Green Roofs

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Flood alleviation: Green roofs Climate change will lead to an increase in rainfall and more intense rain storms, leading to more frequent flooding, including from surface water. Green roofs are one way that we can help stem this problem. Green roofs are an important example of the kind of technology that can help us adapt… Read more »

Flooding costs insurers £1.2bn

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If we had more green roofs we could help ease the costs paid out by insurance for flooding. Green roofs slow down waters flow rate by up to 87% reducing the impact on drainage systems. Flooding costs insurers £1.2bn Insurers paid out £1.19 billion for flood and storm damage across the UK during 2012 –… Read more »