GROOF - Greenhouses to Reduce CO2 on Roofs


Project Summary

The GROOF project is an innovative cross-sectoral approach to reduce CO2 emissions in the construction and agricultural sectors by combining energy sharing and local food production. The idea is to use roof greenhouses as a tool for (1) recovering actively the produced and not consumed heat generated and otherwise lost by the building that supports the structure (through the ventilation system) and passively (30% heat lost through the roofs on average) in vegetables and herbs production, (2) collect CO2 produced by human activity and building activities to "feed" the plants, (3) reduce transport-generated CO2 emissions by producing plants locally.  The greenhouse itself is an extra activity located outside of the building but sharing energy with it in order to make both of the structures more efficient.


Concretely, the project will facilitate the emergence of this type of greenhouse on the market by demonstrating and disseminating among the actors of construction and agriculture good practices favorable to the development of profitable and functional business and social models.


The project will aim specifically at: (1) identifying and reducing barriers to market access (urban planning rules, technical regulations, insurance, etc.), (2) supporting first users in the implementation of their project, (3) experimenting and demonstrating the effectiveness of technology for a representative number of business and social models. The results of each activity will be shared with the target communities (e.g. regional and national public authorities, SMEs and large companies, research centers).


GROOF will invest in four pilots, designed to prove the effectiveness and durability of the models related to different building types. GROOF will then launch this solution on the European market.

Project Partners

  • Université de Liège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

    7 Place du 20 août
    Liège
    4000
    Belgium

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  • EBF GmbH

    24 Robert-Bosch-Straße
    Bensheim
    64625
    Germany

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  • ASTREDHOR: Institut Technique de l’Horticulture

    44 rue d’Alésia
    Paris
    75682
    France

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  • Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment

    88 avenue Jean Jaurès
    Champs-sur-Marne
    77447
    France

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  • Hochschule Trier Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement

    9926 Campus Allee
    Birkenfeld
    55761
    Germany

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  • Groupe One

    69 rue de la Station
    Braine le Comte
    7090
    Belgium

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  • Cluster Eco Construction

    1C Rue Eugène Thibaut
    Namur
    5000
    Belgium

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  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Ed. Rectorat Campus de la UAB s/n
    Cerdanyola del Vallès
    08193

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  • Les Jardins de Gally

    Ferme de Vauluceau Route de Chèvreloup
    Bailly
    78870
    France

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  • Institut de Formation Sectoriel du Bâtiment

    5 Zone d’Activité Economique Krakelshaff
    Bettembourg
    3290
    Luxembourg

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  • Conseil de Développement Economique pour la Construction

    5 Zone d’Activité Economique Krakelshaff
    Bettembourg
    3290
    Luxembourg

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Conseil de Développement Economique pour la Construction Nicolas Zita 5 Zone d’Activité Economique Krakelshaff
Bettembourg
3290
Luxembourg
n.zita@cdec.lu www.cdec.lu
Name Contact Name Email Country
Université de Liège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Haïssam Jijakli mh.jijakli@ulg.ac.be Belgium
EBF GmbH Franz Schreier franz.schreier@ebf-gmbh.de Germany
ASTREDHOR: Institut Technique de l’Horticulture Guillaume Morel-Chevillet guillaume.morel@astredhor.fr France
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment Maeva Sabre maeva.sabre@cstb.fr France
Hochschule Trier Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement Thomas Anton t.anton@umwelt-campus.de Germany
Groupe One Marc Lemaire marc.lemaire@groupeone.be Belgium
Cluster Eco Construction Hervé-JAcques Poskin hj@ecoconstruction.be Belgium
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Xavier Gabarrell xavier.gabarrell@uab.cat
Les Jardins de Gally Nicolas Brulard nbrulard@gally.com France
Institut de Formation Sectoriel du Bâtiment Christophe Mélon c.melon@ifsb.lu Luxembourg

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