Urbanscape Green Roofs

Can railways and motorways be called green infrastructure?

Posted by Maja Tomazin on Jul 19, 2017 1:31:51 PM

The word “green” is used increasingly frequently in the urban context, especially to describe various forms and structures. While we’re all familiar with greenery in the form of parks, playgrounds, squares and urban gardens, we’re now seeing more and more green roofs, walls and vertical farms, too – especially in built-up spaces.

The main reason we are losing our green surfaces is the ever-growing need for housing, stores, businesses and manufacturing facilities. The second reason is transportation infrastructure. While our green surfaces slowly disappear and are replaced by buildings, green solutions are already playing a big role in bringing biodiversity to the cities. Now the idea of green transportation infrastructure is starting to spread through the urban dictionary as well.

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Topics: CAD, green infrastructure, green designs on the move

CAD Designs for Urbanscape Landscaping system available now!

Posted by Maja Tomazin on Feb 24, 2017 2:32:11 PM

CAD (Computer Aided Design) is a combination of hardware and software computer technology that enables designers (architects, engineers, etc.) to replace manual drafting with the precision of a digital process capable of creating 2D and 3D models, drawings and plans.

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Topics: CAD, Landscaping

Do green roofs need to be maintained and irrigated for maximum performance?

Posted by Maja Tomazin on Feb 8, 2016 2:14:55 PM

Designers, investors, project owners and other stakeholders often have questions about the maintenance of green roofs. It’s important to be realistic, and to take into account all of the many aspects of this question.

Let’s start with the most important one: what does the owner want and expect from his green roof? When someone decides for an extensive green roof solution it’s clear that use of green roof spaces for recreational and leisure activities is rather limited. Is the decision then related to the owner’s personal attitude; their hope of making a greener world, of reducing CO2 emissions? Or did the owner recognise the possibilities for energy savings in cooling and heating the building? Whatever the reason, the roof should be kept in good condition if the owner wants the green roof to deliver optimal water retention, energy conservation, a naturally beautiful appearance and more. For this healthy, vigorous plant growth is necessary.

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Topics: Measuring performance, BIM, CAD