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INPS, Green Facade Pilot Project – Genoa
A short description of the NBS project
A vertical greening system installed on the facade of an office building built early in the last century and renovated in the 1980’s, owned by INPS (National Institute of Social Insurance) and located in the city center of the Genoa neighborhood of Sestri Ponente, an area characterized by a relatively high population density. INPS Green Facade is a pilot project coordinated by the University of Genoa (DAD) which aims to quantify the positive effects of the green envelopes in densely built urban environment. Monitoring activities are focused on the evaluation of the environmental benefits, both economic and social, in particular in densely urbanised areas, with special attention to the Mediterranean area.
The objective of the intervention is to quantify the positive effects of the green envelopes in densely built urban environment.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
high (dense city center, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?