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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 green roof was officially opened by local alderman Jocko Rensen. Thanks to...

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, writes Luigi Petito, Head of WGIN EU Chapter, in the Winter issue of...

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 public building renovations and new construction.The association's...

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 organisations representing industry associations, companies, universities, think...

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 edition of Living Architecture MonitorThis summer’s extreme weather...

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 projects in two Polish cities: Konin and Piastów, in the frame of the...

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 reduction and an increase in biodiversity.Carried out in a district of...

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 to adapting urban rainwater management to climate change. The focus...

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 form of new and positive policy developments, exciting design...

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 Architecture Monitor (LAM), Head of EU World Green Infrastructure Network Luigi...
First Dutch Detention Roof for soft drink supplier Vrumona

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 green roof was officially opened by local alderman Jocko Rensen. Thanks to...

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Indoor living wall for Beringea office in London

Indoor living wall for Beringea office in London

Images: © Chris Horwood and Mowat & CoThe Beringea office in London has undergone a major refurbishment designed by Mowat & Co. The aim of the renovation for the venture capitalist company is to establish a nature to human connection. It was extremely...

McDonald’s created a green flagship restaurant in Orlando, Florida

McDonald’s created a green flagship restaurant in Orlando, Florida

Images first and last: ©Sempergreen Services LLC. Images others: ©Kate Joyce/Ross Barney ArchitectsMcDonald’s has opened a sustainable flagship restaurant at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. With this pilot project, they’re aiming to have the first...

Boathouse Trboje – Catering facility next to the river

Boathouse Trboje – Catering facility next to the river

The Boathouse Trboje is simple structure build to provide catering to all those who spend time doing sports on the Sava River (kayaking, supping,…) as well as for those who like countryside cycling and stop here to relax for a while in the cool shadows on the...

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...

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As part of its renovation, the 1333 New Hampshire Avenue office building in #WashingtonDC was finished off with a beautiful rooftop terrace, adding a touch of green with Sempergreen USA Sedum-mix blankets.

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Roof greening is a component of sustainable building. Accessible roofs can serve as additional living spaces, playgrounds, sports areas and communal meeting points. #greenroof #urbangreening #greeninfrastructure

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