8 April 2021, 14:00 - 15:00

- Online

Powered by biodiversity - Combining green roofs and solar energy

SOLAR GREEN ROOF - a great solution to boost biodiversity and maximize the energy yield in a combined solution.

About this Event: Every day new figures of the future market perspectives of green roofs and photovoltaic systems are being published. In principle, both industries have a similar goal for sustainable transformation: climate protection and climate change adaptation. A good basic condition for two sustainable industries and the combined solution of SOLAR GREEN ROOF. This technology is already being used worldwide due to the added value: increased efficiency in the field of the photovoltaic system and a boost for wild bees, birds and species richness of the flora as well as the all-round service package of the green roof. Apart from that, the implementation of this combination technology means secure jobs and growth for both industries.

Therefore, green roof and photovoltaic systems are not competitors, but rather the perfect pair on the dance floor to a better future. Showtime!

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About the Keynote Speakers:
Dusty Gedge (president of the EFB, founder of livingroofs.org, co-founder of GRO)

Dusty Gedge is a green infrastructure consultant working in London,UK and Europe. Biodiversity and birds on green roofs drew him into work over 20 years ago. Nature is at the heart of his work although he also deals with all the issues cities face and how vegetation can help city climate change adaptation.

Fiona Wolff (BuGG)

Fiona Wolff is one of the consultants for project work of the German Association of Building Greening (Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. - BuGG). She studied land use planning with the focus on green roofs. She is also part of the team that organises events, such as the World Congress of Building Greening, that brings stakeholders together.

Elisabeth Gruchmann (VfB/GRÜNSTATTGRAU)

Elisabeth Gruchmann has a master degree in landscape architecture and is a project manager at GRÜNSTATTGRAU, the innovation lab of greening buildings in Austria. Her focus is on biosolargreenroofs and green walls. Furthermore, she is the General Secretary of the European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations (EFB).