18th & 19th March 2013, The University of Sheffield, UK

Mon, 18/03/2013 to Tue, 19/03/2013
Sheffield, UK
The Venue
The Edge, Endcliffe Village, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield, S10 3ED

Just £45.00
Bookings can only be made for both days of the conference, and the fee includes refreshments and meals during the conference. Accommodation is not provided.

The Green Roof Research conference will feedback on the 4 year EU funded project which set out to challenge the custom and practice of green roofs, and culminates with the first major scientific green roof conference in Europe.

Research topic areas include:

  1. Plant selection + screening (the largest green roof plant screening ever)
  2. Optimised hydrological performance (both, vegetation establishment and stormwater)
  3. Integrative whole system hydrological modelling

This conference will be of interest to all those with an interest in green roofs with particular regard to plants, substrates, manufactured layers and their interaction with water and stormwater management.  

Day One

The focus will be on outcomes of the project with technical descriptions of methodologies, procedures and results.

Speakers will include:

Mr Roland Appl – Technical Director, ZinCo GmbH
Professor Nigel Dunnett – IAPP Project Coordinator, University of Sheffield
Dr Virginia Stovin - Lead Academic, University of Sheffield
Mr Ralf Walker – Division Manager Research and Development, ZinCo GmbH
Dr Tobias Emilsson – Experienced Researcher, ZinCo GmbH
Dr Christian Berretta – Experienced Researcher, University of Sheffield
Dr Zoe Dunsiger - Experienced Researcher, University of Sheffield

Plus Research Fellows involved in the project.

Day Two

On the second day of the conference highly respected speakers from around the world have been invited to share their research and exploratory approaches to the multifaceted objectives of green roofs.

Dr. Abigail Graceson - Harper Adams University College, UK
Dr. Anna Palla - University of Genoa, Italy

Dr. Daniel Roehr - Associate Professor. University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Robyn Simcock - Landcare Research, New Zealand
Ed Snodgrass
- Emory Knoll Farms, Maryland, USA
Claire Farrell - Postgraduate Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia

20th March tour of local green roofs and research sites - no additional cost.

Registration at: http://www.green-roof-systems.co.uk/