Accelerating the implementation of green roofs

MADE Student Project

Innovative strategies are required to increase urban resilience in the face of the increasing impacts of climate change, such as heat stress and flooding. With many benefits, including improved social well- being, increased biodiversity, temperature reduction, and water management, green roofs have emerged as a potential solution to combat climate change.

However, the components currently used in green roofs often compromise their environmental performance, undercutting their potential benefits. This research suggests that biobased and circular materials, which have less environmental impact, could be more environmentally friendly alternatives.

Therefore, these materials can potentially improve the environmental impact of green roofs, aligning more closely with their intended purpose of combating climate change. This research question combines two main components of this research.

Author: Vera Brugman

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