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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.

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

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- Published: A. Galvão, D. Martins, A. Rodrigues, M. Manso, J. Ferreira, C. M. Silva. Green walls with recycled filling media to treat greywater. Science of The Total Environment. 2022, 842, 156748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156748.

- Published: Silva, J., Paço, T.A., Sousa, V., Silva, C.M. Hydrological Performance of Green Roofs in Mediterranean Climates: a Review and Evaluation of Patterns. Water. 2022, 13(18), 2600. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13182600

- Published: Manso, M., Sousa, V., Silva, C. M., Cruz, C. O. The role of green roofs in post COVID-19 confinement: An analysis of willingness to pay. Journal of Building Engineering. 2021, 44, 103388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103388

 

- Published: Rafael, S., Correia, L.P., Ascenso, A., Augusto, B., Lopes, D., Miranda, A. I. Are green roofs the path to clean air and the low carbon cities?. Science of the Total Environment. 2021, 798,149313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149313

 

- Published: A. P. Almeida, T. Liberalesso, C. M. Silva, V. Sousa, “Dynamic modelling of rainwater harvesting with green roofs in university buildings”, Journal of Cleaner production. 2021, 312, 127655. 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127655

- Published: I. Teotónio, C. M. Silva, C. O. Cruz, “Economics of Green Infrastructures: A Literature Review”, Sustainable Cities and Society,  69,  102781, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.102781

Next / Recent Events

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The International Conference on Inclusivity, Resilience, and Circular Economy of Water Services - IRCEWS2022

Lisbon, Portugal

GENESIS team attended IRCEWS2022, and delivered a presentation with the title: Integrating private water systems in a holistic management of the urban water cycle. This conference took place in Lisbon, between 29 and 30 of September.

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21th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes - HARMO21

University of Aveiro, Aveiro

GENESIS team attended HARMO21, and delivered a presentation titled: Assessing the impacts of green infrastructures on urban air quality. This conference took place at the University of Aveiro, between 27 and 30 of September.

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13th European Conference on Ecological Restoration - SER Europe 2022

University of Alicante, Spain

GENESIS team  attended SERE 2022. At this conference, Tiago did a presentation on "The Role of Green Roofs in Urban Ecological Restoration" and a poster about "Quantifying the biodiversity economic value of green roofs: A case study applied to Lisbon, Portugal".

Nature Base Solutions Conference 2022 - NBS 2022

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

GENESIS team presented a poster at the Nature Base Solutions Conference 2022. The poster, titled "The value of green roofs and green walls: GENESIS project", aimed to showcase the different Project GENESIS case studies and their outcomes.

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27th International Association People-Environment Studies Conference - IAPS 2022

ISCTE, Lisbon

GENESIS team made a presentation at the 27th International Association People-Environment Conference. The presentation theme was "Green spaces on the roof or on the ground. Does it matter?".

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