Living walls, green façades, and green roofs – greening our building stock in the literal sense

Tuesday June 14
At 09:00–11:00
People first: quality of housing as quality of living, Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing
Housing Europe & alchemia-nova GmbH - Institute for circular economy & nature-based solutions
Ateljee, National Museum

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Event description:
Arguably, the time has never been more appropriate to shape the way our houses will be renovated in the coming decades. Engineered green roofs, walls and façades - offer opportunities to grow plants on the building stock itself. They are a promising nature-based solution to achieve significant energy savings in existing buildings, whilst contributing to lowering local air pollution, reducing biodiversity loss, improving air quality and noise, and elevating health and well-being. In the past years, public, social and cooperative housing providers have been ahead of the curve regarding innovation.

In this event, a group of experts stemming from research, social housing and SMEs will share their knowledge on Living Walls and Green Façades, and Green Roofs, with the aim of discussing with social building providers and policymakers the possibilities for wider integration of living walls and green façades in social housing, including how to tackle persistent costs and maintenance-related barriers to a more generalised up-taking. Key issues such as costs and maintenance concerns, and tested approaches will be discussed.

09:00Welcome and introductionsJoão Gonçalves, Housing Europe
09:05 State of Art: Vegetated Roofs and Walls
- ways to improve their values and benefits
Long Xie, University of Helsinki
09:20Experiential potential of vegetated roofs for urban citizensMarja Mesimäki, Settlement Apartments
09:35Case study from the Houseful ProjectGaetano Bertino, Alchemia Nova
09:50Green rooftops in social housing: successful examples from ParisLucie Lescude, Paris Habitat
10:05Panel Discussion / Q&ALong Xie, University of Helsinki
Marja Mesimäki, Settlement Apartments
Gaetano Bertino, Alchemia Nova
Lucie Lescude, Paris Habitat

Moderated by João Gonçalves, Housing Europe
10:35Networking Moment-

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Organizer's contact details:
Housing Europe
João Gonçalves