Benefits of green roofs and walls
Green roofs capture and retain stormwater allowing it to evaporate rather than flooding streets and overloading antiquated sewage systems, said Jure. They also absorb air pollution and cool down buildings during hot weather.
When it comes to biodiversity, vegetation is better for pollinators than concrete and, of course, green roofs and walls are incredible carbon sinks.
“Green roofs and walls are simple nature-based solutions that can be easily integrated into any old or new building to transform lives,” said Jure.
“They are good for people, good for society and great for the environment. New European Bauhaus is an incredible opportunity to rethink and redesign our urban landscape and it is vital that green infrastructure plays a key role in this.”