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First Dutch Detention Roof for soft drink supplier Vrumona

Picture: © Ritchie DamwijkThe very first Detention Roof in the Netherlands was recently installed on the Vrumona business premises in the municipality of Bunnik. On November 8, 2021, the 588 m2...

The EU proposal for new rules on energy performance of buildings is a missed opportunity for nature and well-being

While encouraging for energy renovations and decarbonisation, the proposal for the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive adopted by the European Commission felt half-hearted,...

A new model of “urban forestation” to reduce energy costs

At EIMA, the international agricultural machinery exhibition in Bologna (Italy), the World Green Infrastructure Network presented proposals for new standards on green areas in rural, commercial and...

Renaturing our cities for climate action and citizens’ wellbeing – Open letter to the EU Commission

Boosting the uptake of green infrastructure through new EU rules on buildings’ energy performance can lead the way for decarbonised, healthier and more biodiverse buildings and cities, 36...

Why greening cities should be a pillar of climate action

By interweaving green infrastructure with the built environment, we can tackle some of the effects of human-induced warming locally, writes Luigi Petito, Head of WGIN EU Chapter, in the Autumn...

WGIN members to implement Blue-Green infrastructure projects in Poland

Photo “PIASTÓW”: © psdzThe Polish Green Roof Association (PSDZ) together with the Norwegian Association for Green Infrastructure (NFGI), both WGIN members, will implement Blue-Green Infrastructure...

Study confirms green roofs’ positive impacts on solar panels

We at WGIN have for long known that green roofs can positively impact the performance of solar panels. Now, an Australian comprehensive study shows green roofs’ benefits across energy savings, CO2...

In the press | Rainwater as a resource in the city

Blue-green infrastructure are key to help adapt urban rainwater management to climate change, reports Tagesspiegel Background (Germany).In Germany and the EU, experts are calling for more commitment...

Living architecture monitor: Summer Edition

Summer 2021: The Climate Issue While the Climate Crisis clearly threatens us, it also provides a powerful motivation to fight it by embracing rapid change. Much of this change is already taking the...

Have Your Say: European Commission Consults on New Stormwater Policies

April 2021 was the wettest and coldest April on record, yet summer in Europe could not have had a better start for green infrastructure. Let’s find out why.In the Summer edition of Living...

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