Green roofs against climate change in Amsterdam

climate change, rainfall, green roofs

Green roofs in Amsterdam. Perfect infrastructure to collect water

Rain will become more extreme because of climate change. Because of the paved area, cities are struggling to handle the peak rainfall.

Heavy rainfall causes a lot of damage (material and social) and overflows of sewage water into the surface water has a negative impact on water quality. That’s why green roofs are valuable.

Roofs are sometimes up to 40% of the paved area and therefore they have an enormous potential. This green roof is a cost-effective alternative in order to compensate for water. Additionally, it provides all the benefits of a regular green roof, such as cooling of the building, cooling the city, filtering toxins and fine fabrics, sound, extended service life of the roofing and value of the property. And of course it can be integrated with solar power.

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