Research infrastructures in the project

Blue-green infrastructures are being studied on a pilot basis at the UFZ. These include

  • the large research green roof on an office building with 3+1 variants (intensive green roof, extensive green roof, marsh plant roof and reference gravel roof)
  • a carport green roof with retention volume (water storage) and heat exchanger concept
  • 3 variants of tree trenches in Kasseler Straße in Leipzig

Quantitative water and energy balances of the infrastructures are investigated, i.e. water retention potentials, energy utilisation possibilities or evaporation potentials. In addition, water quality plays a role in the form of purification potentials or as a pollutant sink.

Numerous UFZ departments are active on the large research green roof and are investigating climate effects, biodiversity, plant ecology and soil chemicals.

More information on the research green roof!