Scandinavia

Scandinavian Green Roof Association (SGRA)

Scandinavian Green Roof Association (SGRA) is a not for profit organization. Among the members of Scandinavian Green Roof Association a majority of Malmö’s departments and a majority of all green roofs installers in Scandinavia is represented, among a couple of other organizations from various fields such as the university of Malmö, architect firm and waterproof installers. The board of SGRA consist of persons from all different fields and goal is to have a board which represent all sides of the green roof market; installers, contractors, designers, academia and green roof customers. Since the end of the 1990s SGRAs mission has been both to increase the green roof and façade greening market and to raise the quality of products and maintenance.

In 2001 SGRI formed the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute (SGRI) to manage the development of Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden – the first and one of the biggest public botanical roof garden in the world with its 9500 square meters. In the beginning of 2000 SGRI developed advanced research & demonstration activity to promote Green Roof development in Scandinavia which 2006 resulted in the first doctorate of green roofs in Scandinavia and an ongoing close partnership with the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU).