Resources & Links

A selection of links to websites and resources giving a bit of background knowledge of the fields we work in.

What is Green Infrastructure?
Advice, research, promotion of green roofs
European Federation of Green Roof Associations
The Ecology Consultancy
The Temple Group
Green roofs and PVs combined
Ecosystems Knowledge Network
Green Infrastructure Partnership
The Community for Sustainable Drainage
Small scale green roofs online guide
Ecosystem Services Come to Town by G Grant
Urban greening Goiania, Brazil
Green4Cities, Vienna
EC Business and Biodiversity Platform

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Retrofitting green infrastructure around housing estates

Retrofitting green infrastructure around housing estates

Retrofitting green infrastructure into the existing fabric of the city, is all too often overlooked.  It is also assumed to be impossible to achieve.  The focus, by and large, is on  new developments.  Retrofitting, however, is possible and has the potential to deliver excellent results across the sustainability agenda.   Housing is a major part of… Read More

Pollinators and Solar Energy on a green roof – a win-win

Pollinators and Solar Energy on a green roof – a win-win

Pollinators and energy on green roofs are a potential win-win. A simple sedum solar green roof is not the answer. The reall win-win is a biosolar roof. The roof in question was installed because of a planning condition ten years ago. The simple sedum roof was not performing very well. The City planners did not want… Read More

plants at work celebrating #plantsatworkweek

plants at work celebrating #plantsatworkweek

Plants at work week –#plantsatworkweek organised by European Federation of Indoor Landscape Groups aims to celebrate the use of plants at work – in offices and other work spaces.  Here at GIC we would argue that both Indoor and outdoor plants are of benefit in and outside the workspace. Benefits of Interior Planting – plants at work Interior planting is often characterised… Read More