Promoter: Instituto Superior Técnico


Norwegian University of Science and Technology

EEA Grants: 13 479,44 €

Total Amount: 14 977,15 €

Grace Code: PT-BI089


What did this initiative focus on?

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are increasingly being explored to help minimise the impacts of the built environment, improve the quality of life in urban communities and increase the resilience of cities to face future challenges. Green roofs and walls are some of the most widely explored SBNs, both in academic studies and in practical application. At the building scale, some of the benefits include better thermal performance, increased acoustic insulation or improved performance of photovoltaic panels when installed in combination with green roofs. A city-wide policy for the installation of green roofs and walls also brings benefits in terms of the heat island effect, reduced noise and air pollution, increased biodiversity and better rainwater management.

In this context, the main objective of the GREENER project is to expand knowledge on the hydraulic performance of green roofs and walls in climate change scenarios, providing more information on retention, detention and evapotranspiration in current and future climate conditions for extreme and frequent precipitation events. This will be done through an experimental campaign using simulated precipitation events.