The Green Roof Project in Milton Keynes wants to demonstrate the potential of green infrastructure in urban areas. But there is more; it is an example of improving the environment and also creating green jobs and training opportunities.
Milton Keynes, some 50 miles north of London, is a town that aims to become carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050. Green roofs are part of the solution; they reduce flood risk, improve insulation, assist with social and community wellbeing and reduce energy consumption; they capture carbon and they support biodiversity alongside improving health and wellbeing.
That’s why living roof specialist Bridgman & Bridgman, initated the idea to create a showcase for green roofing and all the different types of green roofs that you can have. An integral part of the plan is training young people from YMCA to install the living roof and support them in gaining the necessary expertise and certification in the installation and maintenance of green roofs.
To actually make this project happen they started a crowd funding initiative and also suppliers from the industry donated materials and products. Zoontjens was so impressed by this project that we are keen to contribute products that will make the roof even more attractive. That’s why we donated different types of rooftop paving systemes, installed by one of our partners CityRoofscapes.