We are an active partner in the Sheffield Green Roof Forum that has obtained Objective 1 funding to set up a Green Roof Centre research and demonstration facility for the region, and encourages the incorporation of green roofs within all major developments.
Reducing resource use, extending the lifespan of the roof due to protection from ultraviolet and reducing drainage infrastructure because of lower surface water run-off;
Reducing energy demands, helping to cool the building and mitigating the need for air conditioning and providing a better ambient temperature for photo-voltaic solar panels.
Improving air quality through trapping dust;
Encouraging biodiversity through providing additional habitats;
Improving water management through reducing water run off, leading to less flooding and pollution of rivers.
Incorporating a minimum depth of growing medium of 70mm to meet Sheffield conditions;
Enabling a roof load of 120kg/m2 for extensive green roofs;
Assessing the whole life costs of the development;
Considering the implementation of a green roof at the outset;
Establishing the appropriate type of green roof for the building;
Providing access to the roof for community/educational buildings;