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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.

Recent Publications


- 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.


- 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.


- 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.

- Published: I. Teotónio, C. M. Silva, C. O. Cruz, “Economics of Green Infrastructures: A Literature Review”, Sustainable Cities and Society,  69,  102781, 2021.


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.


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.

Next / Recent Events


National Agriculture Fair 2022


GENESIS Project is included in the LEAF presentation at the 2022 National Agriculture Fair.

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Workshop - The value of green roofs and green walls

IST, University of Lisbon

This workshop took place at Instituto Superior Técnico and aimed to showcase part of the work done during the Genesis Project.

The feedback was very positive, with nearly 30 attendants in the room and more than 80 viewers via Zoom.


Rainfall event simulation on Green Roofs

IST, University of Lisbon

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