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)|
|Funded by||European Union from the Regional Development Fund (Interreg North-West Europe program)|
|Funding amount||2.9 million euros|
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