NBS 5: Green roofs and vertical gardens

Green roofs and vertical gardens improve a building’s insulation, reduce storm water run-off, capture CO2, filter pollutants, and increase biodiversity. This all leads to reduced energy consumption and increased urban resilience. Available technology is advanced but the challenge is to increase uptake by integrating it into local urban policies.

 

 

Piraeus

Green roofs and walls are particularly suited to densely-populated Piraeus, where little space is available for green regeneration at ground level. The intention is to strengthen local biodiversity and counteract the urban heat island effect.

Cluj-Napoca

Green roofs and walls will be created on public buildings in the city, making them more pleasant and energy efficient. 

 

 

 

 

Zagreb

The former Sljeme meat-processing factory is to be fully revamped into a business innovation centre with a 700m2 green roof (150m2 of solar panels) and 300m2 of green walls. There is also potential to replicate this on other factory buildings at the same site.


Turin

Green roofs and walls will be fitted to public buildings, including the Casa nel Parco community centre, social housing, schools and other buildings - soon to be chosen with the help of local citizens – within the Turin Living Lab.

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