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dc.contributor.authorPons Valladares, Oriol
dc.contributor.authorNadal, Ana
dc.contributor.authorSanyé-Mengual, E.
dc.contributor.authorLlorach Massana, Pere
dc.contributor.authorCuerva Contreras, Eva
dc.contributor.authorSanjuan Demás, David
dc.contributor.authorPere, Muñoz
dc.contributor.authorOlivé-Solà, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorPlanas Rodríguez, Carla
dc.contributor.authorRovira, Maria Rosa
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-02T14:00:37Z
dc.date.available2016-02-02T14:00:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-27
dc.identifier.citationPons-Valladares, O., Nadal, A., Sanyé-Mengual, E., Llorach, P., Cuerva, E., SanJuan-Demás, D., Pere, M., Olivé-Solà, J., Planas, C., Rovira, M. Roofs of the future: rooftop greenhouses to improve buildings metabolism. "Procedia engineering", 27 Octubre 2015, vol. 2015, p. 441-448.
dc.identifier.issn1877-7058
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/82427
dc.description.abstractAncient civilizations had agriculture production in their metropolis but modern urban planning separated agriculture from cities, such as Chandigarh by Le Corbusier. At present, FAO estimates that urban agriculture produces food for a quarter of world’s population, reducing food transport, package and waste impact among others and improving food safety. Meanwhile, city governments and citizens are reinventing their roofs usage in order to take more advantage of them. Rooftop Greenhouses (RTGs) are an interesting option because they increase the scarce green area of the cities, create new agricultural spaces and promote food self-sufficiency in urban areas among other growing interests. RTGs are greenhouses located on the roof of the buildings that usually produce food using soil-less culture systems. These structures as well as the green façades called Vertical Farming (VF) are part of the “building-based Urban Agriculture (UA)”. In this sense, this article presents the first results of the research project Fertilecity, which aims to analyze, from a technological and sustainability approach, a new agricultural production system for Mediterranean urban areas through the integration of greenhouses on the roof of buildings. This innovative system is an integrated RTG (i-RTG) that includes energy, water and CO2 flows in the metabolism of the building. Multidisciplinary experts participate in Fertilecity Project using multiple methods such as Life Cycle Assessment and the Integrated Value Model for Sustainable Assessment (MIVES). Their first results are: a review of the main experiences in UA; an environmental and economic life cycle analysis of implementing Rooftop Greenhouses (RTGs) in Barcelona and the construction of the ICTA Rooftop Greenhouse Lab (RTG-Lab) near Barcelona. This project aims to demonstrate the potential of i-RTGs and quantify their environmental, economic and social benefits, as well as study how they can change the image of our cities.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura::Arquitectura sostenible
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Elements constructius d'edificis::Elements de tancament
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Construcció sostenible
dc.subject.lcshRoofs
dc.subject.lcshSustainable buildings
dc.subject.lcshGreenhouses
dc.subject.otherFood safety
dc.subject.otherRooftop greenhouses
dc.subject.otherUrban agriculture
dc.subject.otherUrban sustainability
dc.subject.otherLCA
dc.titleRoofs of the future: rooftop greenhouses to improve buildings metabolism
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacCobertes (Construcció)
dc.subject.lemacEdificis sostenibles
dc.subject.lemacHivernacles
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LiTA - Laboratori d'Innovació i Tecnologia en l'Arquitectura
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.proeng.2015.10.084
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.10.084
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument17427112
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorPons-Valladares, O., Nadal, A., Sanyé-Mengual, E., Llorach, P., Cuerva, E., SanJuan-Demás, D., Pere, M., Olivé-Solà, J., Planas, C., Rovira, M.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameProcedia engineering
upcommons.citation.volume2015
upcommons.citation.startingPage441
upcommons.citation.endingPage448
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