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How Green Can A Roof Be?  - Page 2 of 3

The finished roofing shwoing the Serum grass growing

The roofs on the offices for the Department for International Development (DfID) were failing, damaging the fabric of the building, as well as exhibiting insufficient thermal performance.

The finished roofing showing the Sedum grass growing

The overlayed solution, installed in 2010, incorporated Bauder’s sedum blanket, making the project the largest green roof replacement to date in Scotland.

The combination of the added PIR insulation and the additional thermal and environmental benefits of the green roof have led to a carbon reduction of 18 tonnes in the first year, and savings of between 3-10% in heating costs.

The roof had deteriotaed badly and a solution had to be fouond.

The roof had deteriorated badly and a solution had to be found.

“As Project Managers for the Department for International Development (DfID) Roof Replacement project, we are pleased to confirm that the project was delivered on time and on budget; surpassing all quality expectations whilst incorporating many significant environmental benefits.

The project team from Bauder and Miller Roofing were very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any future clients who were considering a green roof system.” - Mark Bruce, Senior Project Manager, Turner & Townsend, Project Management

Greenhouse Gas Emissions - The target

The Greening Government Commitments widened the carbon reduction target to include all Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), and non-Ministerial Departments in England. The target applies to emissions from all buildings unless specifically exempted.

chartDfID – Green roof at Abercrombie House

Leaks which damaged the fabric of the building were the spur for investigating the most sustainable, durable and economical new roof at DfID’s Abercrombie House office in East Kilbride.

The resulting sedum roof, installed in 2010, is the largest green roof replacement to date in Scotland. The existing asphalt waterproof layer was kept in order to minimise building waste, with a new built-up roof system installed on top.

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