GROOF

Greenhouses to Reduce CO2 on Roofs

Groof Meeting

The idea of GROOF is to reduce CO2e emissions in greenhouse cultivation in north-western Europe by means of an intelligent combination of building and greenhouse (so-called integrated rooftop greenhouses [IRG]), since it is assumed that IRG's have a lower heating requirement than conventional greenhouse production. Specifically, by combining the building and greenhouse, the transmission heat from the top floor ceiling as well as waste heat potential of the building could contribute to heating the greenhouse. As a synergy effect, the exhaust air from the building could also be used to fertilize the plants with CO2. Taking into account different framework conditions (buildings, greenhouses and equipment), the possible primary energy savings in greenhouse cultivation should be tested, demonstrated and the resulting CO2e reduction potential presented. Local, consumer-oriented production also eliminates the need to transport food by truck, which also contributes to reducing CO2e.

Consortium Conseil pour le Développement Economique de la Construction (LU) Training, Institute for Construction skills (LU), ASTREDHOR (FR), EBF GmbH (DE), Trier University of Applied Sciences / Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (DE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ESP), Université de Liège (BE), Groupe One (BE), Cluster Eco-Construction (BE), Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (FR), Gally Farms (FR)
Duration 2017-2021
Funded by European Union from the Regional Development Fund (Interreg North-West Europe program)
Funding amount 2.9 million euros

Project management at Trier University of Applied Sciences:

Prof. Dr. Peter Heck
Professor FB Umweltwirtschaft/-recht - FR Umweltwirtschaft

Contact

+49 6782 17-1221
+49 6782 17-1264

Location

Birkenfeld | Building 9926 | Room 128
Karsten Wilhelm
Beschäftigter IfaS

Contact

+49 6782 17-2635

Location

Birkenfeld | Building | Room
Thomas Anton
Thomas Anton, M.Sc., Dipl. Betriebswirt (FH)
Beschäftigter IfaS

Contact

+49 6782 17-1571
+49 6782 17-1264

Location

Birkenfeld | Building 9926 | Room 112
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