Princeton Uni, USA have added a green roof to a new transport hub.
GRA member Brisbane City Council act on climate change.
Additional living space can now be created in what had previously been difficult places to develop.
COURTESY ANASTASIA COLE PLAKIS/BROOKLYN GRANGE ROOFTOP FARM
In the heart of a city, traditional agriculture has some drawbacks.
Having long been known as the Garden City, Singapore has now set its sights on becoming a City in a Garden.
Used to the abundance of plants and trees well integrated into our parks, roads, waterways and even our buildings, when visiting places overseas, many Singaporeans often find it uncomfortable when they are surrounded by the concrete jungle with little green in sight.
Green roofs are an accepted part of modern building in Europe, where their use has become mandated by some city and national governments. They are commonplace in the Austrian city of Linz, where green roofs ae required on all new residential and commercial buildings with rooftops larger than 100sqm.
A 15% cut in the energy bill with a 40% reduction of the direct solar radiation in dwellings and a lower indoor temperature by up to 3 degrees thanks to plants grown on roofs, balconies and external walls. These are part of the outcomes of the Italian pilot project ENEA is conducting at its research center near Rome.