GIC prepared a detailed solar green roof feasibility report for the John Burns Primary School in March 2019. Using our knowledge of biosolar green roofs, the report highlighted where potential green roofs could be installed to cool the school classrooms during heatwaves and where solar panels could be combined with the green roofs.
As the school has a few accessible roofs, we also provide some preliminary designs for biosolar ‘pergolas’ that could provide shade, outdoor planting and PV panels on these roofs. These pergolas, first designed and researched in Vienna, Austria could also be used a ground level in the playgrounds to provide shelter for parents waiting for their children during heatwaves as well as shelter for the pupils during play time.
We can provide support both technical and strategic for retrofitting biosolar roofs on most buildings in the UK. If you have a project in mind get in touch.