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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

By | September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Guardian - Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent - Tue 18 Sep 2018 23.30 BST Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk from breathing dirty air. People over 50 in areas with the highest levels of nitrogen oxide

WHAT IS AIR POLLUTION?

By | November 15th, 2017|News, pollution|

Air pollution is the release of particles and noxious gases into the atmosphere; these emissions can be natural or manmade and are considered to have an effect on human health. Natural emissions of particles come from the sea, the soil and from plants. Particle pollution from human activiity is largely the result of the combustion

Greenroof brings breath of fresh air to Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre

By | September 14th, 2017|News, pollution|

The installation of a unique green roof at the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre last year is now bearing fruit in an area surrounded by one of London's busiest road and rail networks. Following a routine maintenance visit this summer by The Urban Greening Company (TUGC), who installed the roof last year, they felt compelled to

How green roofs can protect city streets from flooding

By | August 29th, 2017|News|

Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on record in eastern North America. And the world is watching Houston this week, where the remains of Hurricane Harvey have caused devastating flooding. Rainfall amounts in the spring broke records in places like Toronto, where 44.6 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours. The downpours

Student accommodation gets Aquaten treatment in South London

By | December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, News|

Student accommodation gets Aquaten treatment in South London Our partners at The Urban Greening Company finished their fourth green roof installation on student accommodation in London in the last 9 months. The latest one was a low maintenance sedum roof at Kingston University, London. Using Aquaten will help increase the attenuation properties of the

Aquaten helps 2,500 sq.m. of wildflower roof in North London

By | December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Engineering, News|

After a some months marching up and down many staircases the team at The Urban Greening Company completed this 2,500 sq.m. wildflower roof in Walthamstow, North London. The job, which runs across four separate floors on the seven story student block, has a layer of Aquaten water retentive fleece within the build up which will help the

Aldi opt for Sedum and solar roof with Aquaten

By | December 6th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Marketing|

The sun sets over 800 square metres of newly installed sedum roof on Aldi's latest addition to its fast growing list of UK retail outlets. The green roof shares space with a solar pv installation making this one of the greenest retail outlets in the area. The addition of Aquaten to the green roof

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