27 Oct '12, 12pm

Green roofs in Iran

Green roofs in Iran

Trainers and participants at the recent Building a Green City seminar in Mashhad were given an interesting tour of the City's open spaces. The tour included a visit to two retrofitted green roofs on the City Hall and the main building of the parks organisation. Â Park's Department's Green Roof Mashhad Iran Mashhad enjoys a steppe climate of hot summers and cool winter. Temperatures rise to more than 30 degrees in summer and normally fall one or two degrees below zero in winter. Average annual rainfall is around 350mm per year but can vary considerably and the long-term trend is downwards. Therefore establishing green roofs in this climate presents some challenges which the city have willingly accepted. The green roof on the City Hall is approximately 500 sq. m. and has a 150mm deep substrate rich in organic compost and is irrigated. It is planted with Sedum species, blue f...

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