Guidelines

Skyrise greenery is an up-and-coming sector of the landscape industry, with new materials, fresh ideas and techniques constantly emerging to cater to the increasing demand. Boundaries are explored and challenged, encouraging the surfacing of new supply chains and new job skills.

The objective of the Skyrise Greenery Guidelines is to set out the basic requirements in the construction of skyrise greenery – intended to act as a common reference point for quality assurance.

Some of the topics in progress, pertaining to Rooftop Greenery standards & guidelines, are:

  • Design Loads
  • Design for Safety on Rooftop Greenery
  • Plants & Plant Selection
  • Vegetation Support Layer
  • Filter Layer
  • Drainage Layer
  • Protection against Root Penetration
  • Water Proofing Layer

Beyond the infancy of this initial phase of Skyrise Greenery, new areas of concern / issues that surface will subsequently be brought to attention and addressed in the near future. When necessary, new standards & guidelines will be developed to cater to the growing industry demand.

Handbook on Developing Sustainable Highrise Gardens: Bringing Greenery Upwards 

Please click the image below to download a copy.

Concise Guides to Safe Practices on Rooftop Greenery and Vertical Greenery 

In our drive to further promote awareness of the safety aspect of skyrise greening, the National Parks Board, in collaboration with various agencies – HDB, BCA, MOM, NEA, PUB and SCDF, have developed concise guides that address safe practices for both Rooftop Greenery and Vertical Greenery.

To download a copy, please click on the images below.


A Concise Guide to Safe Practices for Rooftop Greenery A Concise Guide to Safe Practices for Vertical Greenery

  

Monsoon Advisory - Maintaining rooftops during strong winds and heavy rain

In Singapore, winds are exceptionally strong during the monsoon seasons of December to January and June to September, while rainfall tends to become heavier from November to January. These elements place additional pressure on all exposed building surfaces, including rooftop gardens. Building owners and facility managers should hence pay special attention to tall shrubs and trees present on your rooftop garden during this period to ensure safety of users. The following poster highlights some points to note for softscape maintenance. This resource should be used alongside the “Concise Guides to Safe Practices on Rooftop Greenery and Vertical Greenery” above, which highlights other areas of concern for both hardscapes and softscapes.

 

  

   

Guidelines on Design for Safety on Rooftop Greenery

The standard outlines out the basic safety requirements in the construction of rooftop greenery and attempts to illustrate work safety issues and considerations from the standpoint of rooftop greenery design, installation and maintenance.

ISBN: 978-981-08-5232-0
Retail Price: S$10.00
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Design Loads for Rooftop Greenery

This standard outlines the issues of design loads during the developing of rooftop greenery, with a quick look at some basic principals and considerations on the expected design loads.

ISBN: 978-981-08-5231-3
Retail Price: S$10.00
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Substrate Layer for Rooftop Greenery

This standard outlines the basic physical and chemical properties for quality referencing in the composition and construction of the substrate layer for use on rooftop greenery.

ISBN: 978-981-08-7203-8
Retail price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Filter, Drainage and Root Penetration Barrier Layers For Rooftop Greenery

This standard outlines the basic technical requirements for quality referencing in the construction of the filter, drainage and root penetration barrier layers of rooftop greenery.

ISBN: 978-981-08-7206-9
Retail price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Waterproofing for Rooftop Greenery

This standard outlines the basic considerations and requirements for the selection, application, protection and testing of the waterproofing layer of green roofs and roof gardens.

ISBN: 978-981-07-1271-6
Retail price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Irrigation For Rooftop Greenery

This standard sets out the basic technical considerations and requirements for the design, construction and up-keep of the irrigation system for green roofs and roof gardens.

ISBN: 978-981-07-1272-3
Retail price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on General Maintenance For Rooftop Greenery

This standard describes the basic requirements for the general maintenance of green roofs and roof gardens. Include basic maintenance needs of rooftop vegetation and other technical components.

IBSN: 978-981-07-1273-0
Retail price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Design and Construction of Pitched Green Roof

This standard outlines the basic requirements for the design and construction of pitched green roof to address pitched green roof stability and feasibility issues.

ISBN: 978-981-07-4725-1
Retail Price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop

 

 

Guidelines on Planting of Trees, Palms and Tall Shrubs on Rooftop

This standard outlines the basic horticulture requirements for the planting of trees, palms and tall shrubs on roof gardens, as well as addressing basic architecture issues such as the sizing and design of rooftop tree planter.

ISBN: 978-981-07-4726-8
Retail price: S$9.35
Available at the SBG Library Shop