Green & Brown

The new Enterprise Centre at Earley Gate is the first campus building to have a green roof, but not satisfied with this it also has a brown roof!

Green roofs are now well established as an environmentally friendly way to reduce temperature fluctuations in buildings.  Our green roof, like many, is planted as a mat of mixed Sedum species.

Brown roofs are a more recent development and focus on the use of locally sourced materials for the substrate and aim to promote establishment of local biota.

Thanks to our Head of Grounds for supplying these excellent photos!

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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