Green roofs are traditional in many Nordic countries throughout Europe, in Scandinavia the homes have been covered with sod and bark since the age of the Vikings (and before).
The Scandinavian Green Roof Association (SGRA) is a non-profit organisation with members from academia, municipal departments, green roof entrepreneurs, architects, developers and other organisations with an interest in green roofs and urban green infrastructure.
The board of SGRA has a mission-statement that explains the purpose with the organisation – why SGRA?
“SGRA drives a re-naturing of Scandinavian cities together with members and other partners, by showing the value of and removing obstacles for sustainable green roofs, walls and infrastructure. Together we are dissolving the paradigm of building grey, and establishing a new resilient collaboration with nature.”
The associations was formed in 2001 with an objective to create a network for research at Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden i Malmö which open to the public the same year 2001. In order to organize the activities at the roof garden the association later formed the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute which today still manage study tours, courses and seminars at the roof garden.
Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Mikladalur, Faroe Islands
Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Church of Funnungur, Faroe Islands