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05/03/2015

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on developers to stop downplaying green infrastructure as ‘a fluffy optional extra’ and include roof gardens, street trees and woodlands in every scheme. In their report the Council sets out the benefits of introducing green infrastructure in the built environment. The report also outlines potential risks from failing to incorporate appropriate green infrastructure into building projects, including increased costs and planning delays, as well as risk of flooding and loss of habitat. Green infrastructure, it claims, could reduce installation and maintenance costs, potential land value increase, reduced energy costs and improved health and wellbeing. More