To cover cities with Green!

WHO WE ARE

GENESIS is a research project promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Agronomia and University of Aveiro.

The project is funded by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, project PTDC/GESURB/29444/2017.

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

GENESIS is a research project promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Agronomia and University of Aveiro.

The project is funded by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, project PTDC/GESURB/29444/2017.

GENESIS is a research project promoted by Instituto Superior Técnico, Instituto Superior de Agronomia and University of Aveiro.

The project is funded by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, project PTDC/GESURB/29444/2017.

OBJECTIVES

To support decision makers to make robust and informed decisions regarding the real economic value of green roofs/walls solutions.

Additionally, to help design effective incentive mechanisms able to significantly leverage the large-scale develpment of such systems.

STRATEGY

To enhance cost-benefit analysis of green roofs and green walls and develop a comprehensive and systematic model for balancing environmental, economic and social benefits of green roofs and walls with the underlying extra costs, in a life cycle perspective.

Recent Publications

 - Published: Manso, M., Teotónio, I., Silva, C.M., Cruz, C.O.  Green roof and green wall benefits and costs: A review of the quantitative evidence. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2021.

 

- Published: Rafael, S., Augusto, B., Ascenso, A., Borrego, C., Miranda, A.I. Re-Naturing Cities: Evaluating the effects on future air quality in the city of Porto. Atmospheric Environment. 2020.

Next / Recent Events

UNITE! Virtual Research Encounter

17 September, 2020

We had the opportunity to share our ongoing work in the UNITE Research Encounter “Roof, walls and open space – Green Infrastructures and Nature-based Solutions in urban areas”, a platform of exchange regarding ongoing project and thesis work in the interdisciplinary field of Green Infrastructures and Nature-based Solutions.

Next / Recent Events

Team Meeting

October 13, 2020

Project GENESIS meeting. Update of on-going work.