Festa de la Ciència, Barcelona

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This past weekend, 26 and 27th of October, the Sostenipra research group from ICTA-UAB, along with the GROOF project took part in the Science fair “Festa de la Ciència” coordinated by the City of Barcelona. It was the 13th edition performed at the public space “Moll de la Fusta” during which lots of citizens who were interested in science and technology got the opportunity to be closer to the different topics related to technological advances and catch up on current problematics that science and technology are helping to solve. Read More

Press release from Sostenipra

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On the 28th of October 2019 the GROOF partner Sostenipra from the institute ICTA-UAB based in Barcelona, joined with Entorno XXI, Eixverd, 4A + A Arquitectura Ambiental, COAC and with the support of the City Council of Barcelona, organized a seminar discussing the barriers and opportunities of the new use of the urban rooftops. These were identified by the actors involved in the Green Cover call (Cobertes Verdes) promoted by the City Council of Barcelona as owners, communities, administrators, technicians and the administration itself. Read More

Saving CO2e emissions with Rooftop Greenhouses – But how to prove it?

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The project GROOF aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions expressed in CO2e by implementing greenhouses on rooftops for local production of vegetables. The reduction of GHG emissions is expected to result from the synergy effects of building and rooftop greenhouse (RTG), such as recovering heat losses from the building below to heat the RTG, and from reduced transport emissions. The questions are: How can we prove the emission saving from the four GROOF pilots? And compared to which greenhouse production do we save CO2e emissions? Read More