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Growing Green Guide: A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia

Guidelines on green roofs, walls and facades are now available


The Growing Green Guide: A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria was released in February 2014. Find out more about it and the other components of the Growing Green Guide for Melbourne project on this website.

Download the guide by clicking here.

Note that this Ebook version is 17MB. Smaller versions can be downloaded by clicking on The Guide tab above.

Latest News

Green roof, wall and facade research

Several new studies have recently been completed including Thami Croeser’s thesis investigating what percentage of Melbourne’s CBD could have green facades and Sara Wilkinson’s model of how green roofs in central Melbourne might impact on flooding levels.

Canopy: Melbourne’s green roof forum

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The Medibank building, Melbourne, was in view at our latest Canopy Green Roof Forum event.

Canopy focused on biodiversity in the city on February 10.  Participants provided ideas to inform a new biodiversity and urban ecology strategy for the City of Melbourne. More information will be on the Participate Melbourne site in coming days. To join the Canopy mailing list please email canopy@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls

The Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls is a new postgraduate coursework program at the University of Melbourne. Delivered by industry experts and academics, the course utilises Australia’s only dedicated green roofs research and training facility, the Burnley Green Roofs, based at the Burnley campus, Melbourne.