International Green Roof Association Newsletter

“Anyone who stops improving has stopped being good“, this quote from businessman Philip Rosenthal applies especially to the green roof branch. The new issue of “Green Roof News” therefore picks up on the latest trends and innovations, addressing subjects such as technical solutions for irrigating roof gardens, the new Europe-wide testing protocol for green roof systems, and the first system build-up using renewable raw materials. 

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Apart from that we present green roof projects from different countries and look back on the International Green Roof Congress 2013 where the Mayor of Hamburg presented a green roof strategy for the German million-strong metropolis. A cost-benefit analysis from the USA demonstrates how the advantages of green roofs can be put into numbers and which groups benefit mostly from them. The green roof events in Nantes, Singapore and Portugal over the next 3 months are also proof of the dynamic which the subject of green roofs has acquired this year. 

Please don´t hesitate to share this information with your colleagues and friends who are interested in Green Roofs. 

Have fun reading ! 

Wolfgang Ansel
Director International Green Roof Association