1. The Muse, home and the office of Bere Architects - bere.co.uk/ - is one of London's exemplar green roofs. The combination of intensive, semi-intensive and extensive green roof on one building shows how amenity, enjoyment and biodiversity can designed into one building to provide as wide a range of environmental and ecosystem service benefits.

    The building is also exemplar as it combines both Solar thermal and photovoltaic panels with green roofs. All too often developers and designers consider solar power and green roofs incompatible. This is not the case and the arrays at The Muse show how the green roof can increase the efficiency of the PVs and the panels themselve can actually help the wildflowers, herbs and other plants to flourish.

    The roof is also home to beehive. Although there are many examples of beehives on roofs there are very few that are actually on green roofs. As urban areas are awash with roofs that could converted to green roofs this means that if habitat for bees is provided, the green roof can help increase honey production.

    In 2012 the roof is being monitored by the University of East London for invertebrate biodiversity. This is part of a continuing project on biodiversity and green roofs that started in London in 2002.

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  2. Video of the Bee Hives on the green roof at Evershed's. This green roof is in the shadow of St. Paul's in the City of London and was originally specified as sedum roof. However greenroofconsultancy.com designed a series of mound features to increase the diversity of the plants. Wildflowers and herbs now grace the green roof providing nectar and pollen for the HOney Bees and bumblebees. There is also a food growing roof top garden where the staff do urban agriculture. There are three hives now on the roof. All busy collecting nectar from the wildflowers.
    This roof shows that nature and wildlife can be enhanced even on the simplest green roofs.

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  3. The annual meeting of the EFB - efb-greenroof.eu/index.html in 2010 was in Ditzingen near Stuttgart. The members visited a series of green roofs near Stuttgart main railway station.
    Stuttgart is one of the leading green roof cities in the world. It has been implementing green roofs since the 1980s for a variety of environmental issues - including storm water run off and urban heat island effect. Many of the leading green roof companies in the world are based in and around the Stuttgart area.

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