Happy green roofers – with Building Green and Organic Roofs
Building Green and Organic Roofs hosted another crew of enthusiastic eco warriors in May, on the green roof training course we run with Brighton Permaculture Trust.
We had talks, project consultancy, green roofed bird house building, and tours of Madeira Drive historic green wall, Crew Club wildflower green roof and Level Cafe green roof in the centre of town.
Here are some pictures – they speak for themselves!
We are planning something even bigger and better next time, so watch this space.
Talks at Organic Roofs HQ
Making bird houses with green roofs, to understand hands on the components of green roofing
Completed bird houses and proud people!
Learning about green roofs in the flesh – the good and the less good
Learning about green walls – Madeira Drive’s historic green wall
The next opportunity to learn how to ‘do green roofs yourself’ is coming up.
On the weekend of 29 & 30 October, Building Green with Organic Roofs and Brighton Permaculture Trust, is running a workshop on the subject.
For bookings go here.
These highly successful workshops have been running for several years. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a fun weekend of learning about this fascinating subject, picking up new skills and quizzing the experts on how to ‘do it yourself’.
For bookings go here.
Councillor Robert Nemeth has called for a ‘rooftop revolution’ to do something with Brighton’s ‘wasted roof space’. Visitors to the i360 look across a pretty desolate landscape north over Brighton.
Here at Building Green we couldn’t agree more and will seek a meeting. We’re pleased to see the Aroe MSK installation on the Hilton roof, but think green roofs would be a greater contribution to the health of the city.
Read the article in the Independent here and here.
In London there are planning requirements for green roofs and walls on developments over a certain size. In Germany and Switzerland things are rather more established, with Government incentives that encourage greening that creates benefits for storm water management. Portland does this too, with it’s Ecoroof incentive.
That’s the gauntlet for Brighton & Hove then – develop the incentives and policies to make the city a leader in making the most of that ‘wasted space’. A hella better view for i360 tourists too!
The final design for the hospital redevelopment features large areas of roof terrace and green roofs, to help with the mental and physical rehabilitation of patients.
The attached has the dates and locations. Go see!a5 flyer