Scandinavian Green Infrastructure Association (SGIA)
Scandinavian Green Infrastructure Association (SGIA) is a non-profit organization. The members of the SGIA consist of a majority of Malmö’s departments and a majority of all green roof- and green wall installers in Scandinavia is represented, among a couple of other organizations from various fields such as the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), architect firms and waterproof installers. The board of SGIA consist of persons from all different fields and the goal is to have a board which represent a wide range of expertise within urban blue-green infrastructure. Since the end of the 1990s, SGIAs mission has been both to increase the green roof and façade greening market and to raise the quality of products and maintenance. SGIA still drives the re-naturing of Scandinavian cities together with members and other partners by showing the value of sustainable green infrastructure.
In 2001 SGIA 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 gardens 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). Today SGRI manages study tours for groups from all over the world, participate in research and development projects, conduct course activities and seminars, provide consultancy and consultation, and work to develop the green-blue market. For more information, visit https://greenroof.se/en/