Autumn green roof course announced

Brighton Permaculture Trust announce a two-day course run in partnership with Brighton & Hove Building Green and Green Roof Training and in association with RESET.

Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 October 2011

Find out more here.

Building Green ran the first ever UK DIY green roof course with the Permaculture Trust. It was a real success, and has spawned courses across the country.

mini green roof



Bus Roots – Green Roofs for Busses

Here’s a cool little project – Bus Roots.

From their website:

Reconnecting urban communities with nature in a practical and playful way. Bus roots is a public and playful project that uses plants as a creative medium.

It connects the citizens with their community while trying to use the least amount of resources and improving the quality of the environment around it.

Reclaim forgotten space, increase quality of life and grow the amount of green spaces in the city.

Green Roof on Bus

Great idea or impractical dream? Let us know in the comments.

Green Roof Shelters

Green Roof Shelters Ltd have just launched a great new product, reusing shipping containers and adding green credentials by the bucket-load.

Also check out the green roof container village in Brighton & Hove, England.

They say:

Green Roof Shipping Container

We have mixed the iconic industrial design and portability of a used shipping container and encased it with all we have learned about green roofs and habitat walls.

We can adapt these boxes into anything from secure storage, bike shelters, outdoor classrooms, green stages and soon to come home office/garden room. All delivered to site complete with planted green roof.

Green Roof Shelters Ltd Containers

Do Green Roofs Provide Storm Water Attenuation?

Green Roof“The benefits of green roofs are well documented and established, but uncertainty remains as to whether they can provide attenuation and storage for storm water.

“Micro Drainage worked with the University of Sheffield to establish a model to accurately factor the runoff from a green roof.

“The outcome now enables a green roof to be modelled as part of a Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS).”

To read the full paper visit

RIBA Green Roof Product Selector Now Available!

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have released a product selector guide for Green Roofs.


Covering a wide range of green roof types, products and materials, the green roof product selector is an important and valuable guide.

You can find it here:

Win a Biodiverse Green Roof for your school!

The green roof is widely recognised for its environmental benefits, as well as much needed habitat for insects and other wildlife. It will also help your students learn about the wildlife around them and why it is so important to protect it.

During National Science and Engineering Week, we are going to give you the chance to win a biodiverse green roof for your school. Click here to find out more.

Green Roofs Course – April 2010

Happy Green Roofers

Happy Green Roofers

A two-day course run in partnership with Brighton & Hove Building Green and Green Roof Training

Saturday 24 April 2010, 10.30-4.30, Varndean school
Sunday 25 April 2010, 10.30-3.30, Crew Club

Learn about green roofs and how to build them. Includes a hands-on practical and site visits.

Find out more and book here.