Green Roof Standards
Industry professionals have come together to compile a protocol that lays down best practice for the design and installation of green roof systems. The GRO (Green Roof Organisation) Code is the result of unpaid technical co-operation across the UK green roof industry. It aims to guide behaviour on all aspects of the process including design, specification, installation and maintenance.
The code has been developed in partnership with experts including Livingroofs.org, the Environment Agency and Homes and Communities Agency; manufacturer Bauder, as well as other suppliers and horticultural consultants. The process was led by The Green Roof Centre at the University of Sheffield working through Groundwork Sheffield, who secured the €457,206 of European LIFE+ funding to enable the development of the document.
The Green Roof Organisation as a body is facilitated by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors and now the GRO Code has been issued, it is intended that all members will adhere to the guidelines to ensure the delivery of best practice. On an annual basis, the GRO Code will be reviewed and updated.