Quotes Attributable to Lucy Sharman, Sustainability Manager, Lendlease:
“The integration of greenery into our urban environments is vital to creating more liveable cities – that can mitigate the impacts of our changing climate.
“This research has made a valuable contribution to our understanding of the multiple, measurable benefits of green roofs. We hope this extremely positive collaboration between industry, researchers and government inspires other organisations to look at the benefits of biosolar systems.”
Quotes Attributable to Peter Irga, Chief Investigator, UTS:
“We utilised a unique experimental design, where the presence of the green roof was the sole variable, with both study sites in the same geographic location and of the same height, size, and shape. This allowed us to quantify the changes associated with the implementation of the green roof.
“Various forms of green infrastructure, such as green roofs, green walls and other space efficient green solutions are becoming increasingly valued. While it is understood that residential and roadside vegetation provides important urban functions, research looking at the way in which green roofs provide these same benefits is relatively understudied.”
Quotes Attributable to Jock Gammon, Co-founder and Managing Director, Junglefy:
“We know we need to future proof our cities against the damaging effects of climate change. This research unequivocally proves that if we are going to invest in solar, it is essential to also invest in a green roof which will boost performance and create the best financial, social and environmental outcomes.
“The time is now to turn every rooftop green and create critical connections between people, places and plants.”
Quote Attributable to Hisham Alameddine, Research Manager, Junglefy:
The opportunity to conduct this research in a real life context on two, nearly identical buildings with the one variable being the Junglefy Green Roof, is incredibly unique. The positive effects from the green roof on the performance of the PV panels, biodiversity and stormwater management shows us that these systems can help to build resilience into cities.