Green Roofs

UPDATE: See City of Melbourne Counciler Arron Wood discuss  green roofs and facades on the ABC’s Lateline and how they can reduce the urban heat island affect.

Green roofs are visually appealing to tenants, clients and passers-by – they bring a connection of the environment in an urban setting. After two years of research work several inner Melbourne councils (Inner Melbourne Action Plan) along with the University of Melbourne, industry professionals and the Victorian state government have published a new guide for green roofs, walls and facades with technical advice, research findings and case studies highlighting the energy saving benefits of establishing a green roof on your building. The Growing Green Guide is targeted to Melbourne and Victoria and includes species that might be suitable for growing on or around your building and checklists for maintenance and site analysis. The project ran from 2011 to 2014 and delivered;

  • A guide for the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, walls and facades.
  • A policy options paper to help government agencies consider the range of ways to support and encourage green roofs, walls and facades
  • A review of possible demonstration sites for green roofs, walls and facades in the inner Melbourne region.

Please visit the growing green guide website for further technical information regarding green roofs and how these may suitable for your building or in your area. Sustainable Melbourne Fund is able to facilitate funding for green roofs via an EUA or provide finance directly through its investment portfolio please contact us to discuss your project in more detail.


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