What have we done?
The roofs, balconies, and roof garden are covered with a diverse range of plant species. These are supplied with water from a buffer layer that lies underneath the soil. We research whether the solar panels installed above the plants generate more electricity than solar panels placed on a standard black roof due to the cooling caused by the evaporation of water by the plants. Because a lot of water is needed for the plants during drought periods, the shower water from the apartments is also collected, filtered, and returned to the highest roof, from where it flows to all roofs and balconies to replenish the water storage for irrigation.
Esther Mouwen, Head of Sustainability at Aedes: "With this project, we want to show that a blue-green energy roof is feasible and that it makes a relevant contribution to climate adaptation in the city. With this we innovate and deliver scientific results."
Award winning project
This year we were nominated for 'Dak van het jaar 2022' | 'Roof of the Year 2022' and last March we received this award in the category 'flat roofs'. The assessment areas were: aesthetic quality, innovation, functional quality, mutual cooperation, safe working and sustainability.