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What are the Benefits of a Green Roof?

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May29

Urban Heat Island Effect Temperatures are known to be higher in urban areas relative to surrounding rural areas, due to the higher quantity of impermeable, reflective surfaces and increased population density. Green roofs reverse this effect by returning moisture to the environment through evapotranspiration, reducing … More >>

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Derbigum Olivine, an ecological roofing solution from Alumasc, has been used in the refurbishment of a Middlesex School. Opened in 1951, Mount Stewart Junior School in Harrow, is a community school for boys and girls aged 7-11. Due to on-going … More >>

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Due to the EuroPHit project, a series of buildings from across Europe are to be retrofitted to Passive House Standards, this will include a mixture of residential and non-residential buildings using Passive House Components. This EU project is to take … More >>

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Alumasc has recently received RIBA approval for a new CPD, “Objective-driven specifications for Green, Bio-Diverse and Blue Roofs“. The 45 minute presentation outlines the key factors to consider when designing a green roof including waterproofing, drainage layers, substrate and plant … More >>

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New BBA certificates for the Hydrotech Hot-Melt Waterproofing system are now available on the Alumasc Roofing Systems website. The main updates to the certificates are: 1. The roofing certificate confirms suitability for use on ‘completely flat roofs’ and at ‘zero-pitch’. … More >>

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An exclusive new housing development in the heart of London is the latest showcase for a range of waterproofing and green roof solutions from Alumasc. Built by The Berkeley Group in the centre of Belgravia, the elite Ebury Square development offers … More >>

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A Blackdown green roof from Alumasc provides one of the main features at the new School of Architecture and Construction at The University of Greenwich. Officially opened in December 2014, the £78m new-build development is based in Stockwell Street within Maritime Greenwich … More >>

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Supported by The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) – the UK’s largest roofing trade association – the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) has unveiled a new and updated GRO Code for green roofing. The revised code is designed to provide … More >>

The increased frequency and severity of flooding in recent years has highlighted the need to supplement conventional drainage systems with additional, sustainable capacity. Here, Simon Poe, Product Director with Alumasc Roofing, looks at how Green Roof Systems and the recent … More >>

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