Enhancing Airport Sustainability: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Green Roofing

William Wallis


Airports, a vital component of global infrastructure, contribute significantly to global carbon emissions. This paper explores the use of green roofing to enhance airport sustainability, providing many benefits such as temperature regulation, energy efficiency and increasing biodiversity. However, they do pose a challenge unique to airports: the attraction of birds, increasing the risk of bird strikes. The implementation of effective bird deterrent strategies alongside green roofing is critical to achieving environmental benefits whilst maintaining aviation safety.


Sustainability; Biology; Environment; Green Roofing; Airports

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