Green Roof Basics

For the development of a municipal Green Roof strategy the decision makers need to have a good understanding of the planning, installation and maintenance of Green Roofs and the optimization of the ecological and economic benefits. This relates not only to the design and application of the Green Roof policy tools but also to the implementation of Green Roofs on municipal buildings. In the sections "Quality Criteria”, "Cost-Benefit-Analysis", "Green Roof Benefits” and "Innovation" information about these topics will be presented. A checklist for Green Roof planning (construction engineering and vegetation technology) and a description of different Green Roof types (Extensive Green Roofs, Roof Gardens) are also to be found in the chapters "Types of Green Roofs" and "Engineering" of the IGRA website.