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GreenPlusSchool@Megalopolis: Efficient living walls and green roofs combined with photovoltaic – an optimal solution for energy efficiency and in view of ecology

Project Leader
Pitha Ulrike, BOKU Project Leader
Stadt der Zukunft - Kooperative F&E-Projekte - Industrielle Forschung
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
ATB Becker e. U., Imst, Austria.
Contact person: Gernot Becker;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Kräftner Landschaftsarchitektur, Westbahnstrasse 7/25, 1070 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Joachim Kräftner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
TU Vienna, Institute of Building Construction and Technology, Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Azra Korjenic;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Scharf Bernhard, Project Staff
Pichler Alice, Project Staff
Zluwa Irene, Project Staff
Frühwirt Günther, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
The big cities are currently responsible for 80 % of global CO2 emissions. The global forecast results show that in 2050, two thirds of all people are going to live in cities. In order to maintain the life quality in cities of the future, we need multi-functional system solutions which can gain energy, save heating and cooling energy, bind dust, increase air quality, reduce noise, and also counteract the problems such as heat islands and CO2 capturing floods.
As part of this project, there will be different building-greening systems and plant/substrate types, combined with various PV modules, examined on a Vienna school. Their influences on the hygrothermal behaviour of the building, energy-saving potential, humidity, shading, noise, reduction, water retention and the heat island effect are going to be scientifically explained. A particularly positive effect in this project is going to be achieved by students´ participation as the "city dwellers of the future“.
Vegetation technology;
living walls and green roofs; Biodiversity; plants; city; plant use, vegetation technology;
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