Integrated rooftop greenhouses: Energy efficiency of buildings metabolism for local food production

Xavier Gabarrell Durany

Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

His research work on the Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Department, and ICTA at the UAB has been focusing on the field of Environmental Engineering during the last 15 years. Expert in industrial ecology, environmental audits, waste management, and industrial wastewater treatment by fungi. His research has been funded by the European Union; the Spanish CICYT, the Catalan DURSI and different companies. He is the coordinator of the research group Sustainability and Environmental Prevention (Sostenipra, 2014 SGR 1412). He was the first director of the Enviromental Science and Technology Institut (ICTA), and currently is the Academic Secretary of the Doctoral School at the UAB.

Abstract

IntroductionAt present, urban agriculture is an increasingly integrated element into the metabolism of cities promoting sustainability. Rooftop Greenhouses (RTGs) are greenhouses implemented on urban buildings that promote... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Ana Nadal (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  2. Pere Llorach-Massana (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  3. Aniol Alabert (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña)
  4. Eva Cuerva (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña)
  5. Elisa Lopez-capel (Newcastle University)
  6. Juan Ignacio Montero (Institute of Food and Agricultural Research (IRTA))
  7. Xavier Gabarrell Durany (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  8. Alejandro Josa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
  9. joan rieradevall (Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  10. Mohammad Royapoor (Newcastle University)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Sustainable urban systems

Session

ThS-4 » Impacts Associated with Agriculture (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room G)

Presentation Files

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