Green Roof Research Conference
The first entirely science focused vegetated roof conference took place at the University of Sheffield, Green Roof Centre in March 2013. The conference fed back on the 4 year EU funded project between the University of Sheffield and ZinCo GmbH, Germany, and set out to challenge the custom and practice of green roofs.
The research findings established through this Industry - Academia partnership interrogated the fundamental green roof understanding of the current age. The very performance metrics by which green roof elements are measured were questioned, the outcomes demonstrated that new research agendas should be adopted.
In addition, leading scientists from the most innovative green roof research centre's around the world presented their leading edge investigative activity. Speakers included Ed Snodgrass, Emory Knoll Farms, Maryland, USA; Claire Farrell, University of Melbourne, Australia; Professor Nigel Dunnett, IAPP Project Coordinator, University of Sheffield; Dr. Robyn Simcock, Landcare Research, New Zealand; Dr. Abigail Graceson, Harper Adams University College, UK; Mr Ralf Walker, Division Manager Research and Development, ZinCo GmbH.; Daniel Roehr, Associate Professor. University of British Columbia, Canada; Dr. Anna Palla, University of Genoa, Italy and Dr Virginia Stovin, University of Sheffield.
For more information and abstracts see www.green-roof-systems.co.uk
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