Brown Walls and Light Industrial Units
There is concern that where black redstarts are found on areas where light industrial units are planned that the costs of green/brown roofs could be prohibitive. The use of rubble landscapes as described throughout the site is an option. A new idea, only in concept stage as yet, is brown walls. Using aggregates, insulating walls are placed beside the vertical section of frames to provide insulation and sustainable drainage. The use of aggregates exposed at different heights will provide mitigation for black redstarts and other brownfield issues.
This is not a new idea but builds on the idea of earth sheltered buildings.
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