Innovation

22.12.2016: Remote Sensing – Green Roof Inventory and Potential Analysis

Green Roofs can help to adapt cities for climate change, through the provision of cooler microclimates and reduced stormwater run-off. They also enhance biodiversity in urban ecosystems. In order to evaluate these positive effects in a quantitative way, information about the already existing Green Roofs and potential Green Roof sites are needed. The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the German Roof Gardener Association (DDV) and different German cities developed a method with which existing Green Roofs and potential roof areas can be identified and inventoried from a "birds-eye view". The project received funding from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).

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