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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Green Roofs Tree of Knowledge

Title:
Green Roofs Tree of Knowledge

Abstract:
The Green Roofs Tree of Knowledge (TOK) is a full-featured database on research and policy related to green roof infrastructure. There is a considerable amount of work being done on the many socio-economic and bio-physical benefits that green roofs provide. This database is composed of detailed summaries of research and policy papers in English from around the world. The purpose of the database is to provide you with a single resource that aggregates existing knowledge on the benefits of green roofs and the policy options available. It is designed to equip green roof advocates with the arguments and evidence needed to get decision-makers to move from talk to policy action on the ground. The Tree of Knowledge also provides you with an opportunity to share the results of your research and policy development efforts. This project is the first of its kind to pull together research on the numerous economic, social and biophysical benefits of green roofs and the wide variety of policy measures that have been implemented around the world. The database contains information on: the performance of different species of plants and growing media; the full range of the social and biophysical benefits from green roof implementation; private and public economic benefits flowing from the social and biophysical benefits; innovative policy tools used to support green roof implementation from North America, Europe and beyond.

URL:
http://greenroofs.org/grtok/

Source:
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Resource Type:
Website

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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