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European Parliament calls for green roofs targets to restore urban biodiversity

The European Parliament adopted its position on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, signalling another important recognition of green infrastructure benefits.On 9 June 2021, the European Parliament adopted the resolution “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing...

Competition for the best diploma thesis on green roofs and living walls

In the fall of 2020, PSDZ for the first time launched a competition for authors of master's and engineering theses on green roofs and walls. Competition works were sent by the end of January 2021, and the results of the competition were announced in March. Diploma...

Green roofs in the national program “Moja woda” (“My Water”)

As a result of the PSDZ petition, green roofs are included in the national program "Moja woda" ("My Water") - as confirmation of the success of our efforts, the Polish Green Roofs Association received an official letter from the Minister of Climate and Environment....

WGIN selected as partner of the New European Bauhaus

The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) has been selected as official partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB).The New European Bauhaus initiative aims to connect the European Green Deal to our living spaces by calling on all Europeans to imagine and build...

Sempergreen: Innovative Flexipanel A2 resists fire and heavy wind loads

SemperGreenwall first living wall system with fire safety certificate A2 in the market.   Sempergreen is proud to announce that its living wall system SemperGreenwall has been awarded the fire safety certificate A2-s2-d0. This fire class is often mandatory in...

European Parliament highlights green roofs for climate change adaptation

December 2020 – In a resolution adopted on 17 December the European Parliament recognised the key role of green roofs and walls to minimise the adverse impact of climate change. The resolution says that green roofs and walls can contribute to cooling high urban...

Greener buildings to save energy and reduce emissions

WGIN EU Chapter highlights multiple benefits of greener buildings in its first feedback on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. On 22 February, the European Commission published its Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of the Energy...

Multiple benefits of green roofs recognised in EU climate adaptation strategy

On 24 February, the European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Green roofs and walls feature prominently in the strategy, which fully recognises their...

WGIN virtual event: Project collaboration incubator

With great pleasure WGIN invites you to the first WGIN open virtual meeting March 26th, 2021: WGIN Project Collaboration Incubator. The year 2020 has almost completely deprived us of the possibility for direct exchange of experiences and face to face sharing of news...

World Congress of Building Greening 2021

Join us in Berlin! The event has been postponed to 2022. World Congress of Building Greening 2022May 10 - 12, 2022 Theme: Building Greening Venue: Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin; Stephanstraße 41; 10559 Berlin, GER Please find more information...

Projects

Ilhapura Green Roof

Ilhapura Green Roof

Ilhapura Green Roof - Vila dos Atletas - accommodation for athletes of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. A total of 24 towers with 11,235m2 - the largest set of green roofs in a single development in Latin America. Extensive FLAT System by Instituto Cidade Jardim...

Green Roofs with solar panels of Rende Wastewater Treatment Plant

Green Roofs with solar panels of Rende Wastewater Treatment Plant

The extensive green roofs with a total surface of 233.68 m2 along with the solar panels on the rooftop of Rende Wastewater Treatment Plant adjust the indoor and outdoor temperature. The green roofs cool down the solar panels (from 61.8℃  to 36.4℃) and increase the...

Ökosiedlung Düsseldorf-Unterbach

Ökosiedlung Düsseldorf-Unterbach

© BuGGIn the 1980s, a group of 30 families came together and decided to build a housing estate.It was supposed to provide a natural environment for children and was built to be environmentally friendly. Parts of the houses are made of wood and all buildings have grass...

Key Definition: Living Wall

Key Definition: Living Wall

Living wall: A living wall is a vertical vegetated wall system with irrigation. A living wall system is variable depending on the climatic conditions and there is no proven formula for plant specification, even the most successful walls have evolved from the time of...

Key Definition: Green Roof

Key Definition: Green Roof

Green roof: (Also referred to as living roofs; eco roofs; ecotecture; roofscapes.) Their usage dates back to 10thC BC throughout Persia with particular reference to Babylon, as green roofs were used as a storm-water management system irrigating a stepped series of...

Key Definition: Green Infrastructure

Key Definition: Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure: There is an international movement towards the regeneration of urban landscapes due to an increased awareness about human impact on the environment. As urban development and populations increase there is a greater demand to improve upon the...

World Congress of Building Greening 2020

World Congress of Building Greening 2020

Weltkongress Gebäudegrün - World Congress of Building Greening. The event has been postponed to 2022. The new date is:World Congress of Building Greening 2022May 10 - 12, 2022Mercure Hotel Moa Berlin. Please find more information...

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Have you missed the panel on "Designing humane, healthy and #SustainableCities" of our European Green Infrastructure Day?

▶️Watch the recording of the discussion with @XTroussard, @Energy4Europe, @StefanoBoeri & @drabagnall here: http://bit.ly/EGID2021-panel6

#EGIday #GreenDesign

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