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green roofs

This one slipped past the radar. A competition (now closed – hopefully someone saw it) for the green roof designs for three existing Melbourne buildings. It has been organised by the mysterious Committee of Melbourne, and there was an article in The Age, buried in the business section.

GROWING UP

The competition results should be out in a few days, so I’ll try to remember to report back.

Green roofs have been a big thing in the States, judging from the amount of american green roof spam I get, but here it is seen as a bit expensive, though I don’t think $50 a square metre sounds that pricey (the basic green roof option mentioned in the article). From my experience, the main problem is the building owner, not wanting to deal with roof access issues which could raise the cost significantly. They seem to prefer their rooves black and bituminous, melting in the summer sun…

green roofs

Posted by Peter on 02.05.09 in sustainability and competitions

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