The “Verd de Proximitat BCN” project has received the support of Barcelona City Council and the “la Caixa” Foundation as part of the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023

Technical days – Meeting with experts

On the 5th and 6th of October 2023, the technical days of the “Verd de Proximitat” project took place at the headquarters of the Association of Agricultural Engineers of Catalonia, where the first results of the project were presented. In addition, we had the participation of international experts: Dr. Rafael

Citizen science about urban runoff water quality

During the month of April 2023 there are some citizen science activities on the contribution of green roofs to runoff water quality improvement. Some activities on the determination of water quality were conducted at green roof located on the Pérez Iborra school

Olfactory tour on the green roof of the Pérez Iborra school

On March 23, a training activity and an olfactory tour took place on the green roof of the Pérez Iborra school. The training session was conducted by Johana Burbano, odour specialist from the research company Science for Change, with which we have established a collaboration whitin the Proximity Green project

Participation in the “Biennial Ciutat Ciència 2023 – Barcelona”

Dr. Gabriel Pérez represented the Verd de Proximitat-BCN project team in the “Vespres de recerca – Envelliment i qualitat de vida” session that took place last February 23 at the Residència d’Investigadors – CSIC, in the framework of the Biennal Ciutat Ciència 2023 de Barcelona. The main researchers of the

Scientific presentation at CONEMA 2022

On November 21, 2022, the UPC doctoral student and member of the research group of the Verd de Proximidad project, Fanny Esther Berigüete Alcántara, presented the progress of the project at the CONAMA 2022 National Environment Congress, which took place from November 21-24 in Madrid. Her participation was part of

Scientific presentation at ICED 2022

Last October 22, 2022 Dr. Gabriel Pérez presented the Verd de Proximitat project at the 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ICED2022, organized by the HELENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY, of which he was a member of the scientific committee, that took place in the city of Athens. In the “Cities and

Information and training session for TEBVerd’s green roof stakeholders

On November 30, 2022, an informative and training session took place at the TEBVerd facilities. During the session the interest groups of this building, involved in green roofs, were informed about the types of green roofs, its benefits and future challenges. Also, examples of application around the world were reviewed.

Final straight of the monitoring equipment installation tasks

During the months of September, October and November 2022, the installation tasks of the monitoring equipment on the different green roofs continued. It is expected that during the months of November and December this stage of the project can be completed, also in the Ubaser and the Terrats d’en Xifrè

Start of monitoring at TEBVerd and Pérez Iborra

Last June 2022, the first monitoring equipment began to be installed on the green roofs of TEBVerd and Pérez Iborra. These facilities will cover the collection of data on the indicators that allow them to be automated, such as the capture of rainwater, the reduction of the heat island effect,

Selection of indicators

During the months of April and May, intensive work has been done on the definition of the indicators that allow monitoring of the impacts that green roofs and facades have on the building in which they are located and on the nearby built environment . The main innovation of the

Selected projects characterization

Durante los meses de febrero y marzo de 2022 se llevó a cabo la caracterización de los proyectos, con visitas a los mismos para recopilar información sobre su funcionamiento actual, la revisión de los agentes involucrados, conocer las características técnicas del proyecto, y saber si actualmente se monitoriza o no