Mimicking natural ecosystems to improve green roof performance

Grant number: LP130100731 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

This project will transform the Australian green roof industry by specifying plants and substrates according to ecological theory. New substrates will create markets for waste products, and diverse and resilient plant mixes will optimise nutrient and water use. Both will reduce urban energy use and stormwater runoff adapting Australian cities to climate change.