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Patrick Ray

May 23, 2016


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Beehives and Green Roofs team,

Last day to make refinements to the proposal. Looking forward to seeing the final version.

A question - what are the climate adaptation benefits of green roofs and beehives? Could you help make this more explicit? Even if cost information is elusive, it would be good to get a sense for what is involved in maintaining a green roof or a beehive. Can most buildings just accept a green roof/beehive modification, or would substantial retrofitting of the building be required?

Good luck!

Nathanaël Langlois

May 23, 2016


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Thanks for your feedback. The climate adaptation benefits from green roofs and beehives is about adapting to the loss of biodiversity by creating an environment where it can be protected and even go the other way around.

Most recent buildings can accept green roofs, the biggest restriction being having a fully waterproof roof and being able to hold some weight(which isn't usually an issue, at least not in city buildings). So yes, we can add it to most roofs in cities and definitely when renovating a roof. I'll try to add that by tonight.

Concerning beehives, you can put them on roofs as long as they are accessible(a beehive needs some maintenance) but not too much(it goes without saying that you wouldn't want to put it to close to where children play).

Thanks again