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Jakki Dehn

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Eco village

http://fada.kingston.ac.uk/staff/jakki_dehn/jakki_dehn.php
Position
Reader in Design

Introduction
Jakki Dehn ran a furniture design and manufacturing business for twenty five years and she has exhibited and sold work world-wide. Full-time teaching at Kingston enabled her to undertake in depth, international, research into sustainable design issues. Her research into new materials made from waste and the developing library of sustainable materials, has in turn excited the industry, leading to major collaborations with the Kingston students. She is currently developing an international travelling exhibition focusing on the sustainable development of materials and the design process following a £256K AHRC grant. She is a 2006 independent assessor for the AHRC.

Her research into new materials made from waste and the developing library of sustainable materials, has in turn excited the industry, leading to major collaborations with the Kingston students.

Green roofs

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Eco village, Ecologia

The term “green roof” has many pseudonyms – living roof, brown roof, biodiverse roof, Sedum roof, eco-roof, grass roof, turfed roof, vegetated roof etc. Green roofs, typically designed to allow vegetative growth, can include both hard and soft roof landscaping solutions.

Blackdown green roofs are constructed from a range of components that replicate the natural growing environment for plants, without requiring the same depth and weight of construction:

1.Surface

Naturalistic plant communities are selected in accordance with the project’s requirements and environment.

2. Substrate

The engineered substrate provides the medium for plant growth, providing the roots with the requisite air, water and nutrients.

3. Filter fleece

The filter fleece permits the percolation of water through the build-up, without washing out the fines – performing the role of sub-soils in natural ground conditions.

4.Drainage layers

Synthetic or mineral drainage layers facilitate the percolation of water so as to prevent waterlogging causing damage to the plant layer above. Protective and waterproofing layers complete the build-up – delivering a water-tight building envelope.

 

The different categories of green roof – extensive, biodiverse and intensive are presented in detail.

Read more about the types of green roofs

 

The multi-faceted benefits expected of a green roof include ecological, financial and building performance benefits.

Read more about the benefits of green roofs

 

For the latest news of green roofs and their incorporation into a sustainable built environment.

Read more about sustainable construction

http://www.blackdown.co.uk/green%2Droofs/

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