Green-blue roofs can provide a range of benefits for people and nature including surface water management, urban cooling, habitats for wildlife and opportunities for contact with nature. This report explores the viability of green roofs in the context of a specific regeneration project at Meadowbank, Edinburgh. It concludes that the medium-long term benefits and savings that would accrue from the function of the green roofs at this site more than outweigh the small increase in initial capital costs compared to more traditional approaches.
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