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.

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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.

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: Liberalesso,Tiago.  Infraestruturas Verdes e a retoma da Atividade Turística pós-pandemia. Online: Aislamiento y Sostenibilidad. Available:  

https://aislamientoysostenibilidad.es/infraestruturas-verdes-atividade-turistica-pos-pandemia/?fbclid=IwAR0DWEc59h-czWOSj6fcwihwiqM2voJrZcq31DulmFJWRNxKAAt8nBehB9Y, Published: 03.06.2021.

- Published: Bernardo, F., Loupa-Ramos, I., Silva, C.M., Manso, M. The Restorative Effect of the Presence of Greenery on the Classroom in Children’s Cognitive Performance. Sustainability. 2021, 13(6), 3488. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063488.

 

- Published: Benoliel, M.A., Manso, M., Ferreira, P.D., Silva, C.M., Cruz, C.O. "Greening" and comfort conditions in transport infrastructure systems: Understanding users' preferences. Building and Environment. 2021, 195, 107759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107759.

Next / Recent Events

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Técnico moves towards greener campus

The GENESIS project is involved in the  Pensar Verde” initiative which aims to enhance the outdoor spaces of the Alameda campus, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

It includes the "Green roofs" initiative coordinated by Prof. Cristina Matos Silva, 

and the "Green Wall for Greywater Recycling" initiative coordinated by Prof. Ana Galvão.

GENESIS Team Meeting

June 29, 2021

The GENESIS team gathered online to present the most up-to-date results. During the event each research team presented their work and obtained feedback from all team members.

NEW Video - Greywater treatment

Project GENESIS launched a video with tests being performed on green walls for greywater treatment using recycled materials.

NEW Video - ongoing tests on green roofs

Project GENESIS launched a new video with tests being performed on green roof samples at IST-Lisboa including the evaluation of vegetation growth, incorporation of recycled construction waste materials (RCD´s), rainwater simulation, water flow and thermographic analysis.