Paulo Palha

Paulo Palha
Neoturf - Espaços Verdes Lda · Board

Doctor of Engineering

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Introduction
Graduated in Agricultural Engineering (UTAD / Portugal), i always worked in the field of landscaping and nature based solutions. I am CEO of Neoturf (www.neoturf.pt) and founder of Landlab (www.landlab.pt) and already have a huge portfolio of landscape and green roof projects. I develop research on green roofs since i was a graduate student, always developing projects/construction in Portugal and abroad. Due to my expertise in green roofs, i am often invited for training courses and conferences. I was one of the founders, and actual board President, of ANCV and vice-president of EFB - European Federation of green roofs and walls assotiations.

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Publications (10)
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The growing population and its concentration in cities create innumerable environmental and social problems around the world. Bringing into cities concepts like nature-based solutions (NBS) and circular economy are imperative to preserve the environment and promote populations’ wellbeing. Resourceful and circular cities, nature-based, have the pote...
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Green roofs can be an innovative and effective way of mitigating the environmental impact of urbanization by providing several important ecosystem services. However, it is known that the performance of green roofs varies depending on the type of vegetation and, in drier climates, without resorting to irrigation, these are limited to xerophytic plan...
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Green roof technology is increasingly being used to improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings. However, the description of the thermal behaviour of green roofs is very complex since it depends on several variables and relies on intricate phenomena. In this work the authors characterize a green roof system that replaces the conve...
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The project EcoGreenRoofs-EGR aims to develop ecological substrates for application in green roofs, which include in their formulation industrial waste of organic and inorganic base. The substrates are tentatively produced exclusively from industrial waste and / or materials derived from waste treated, and tested at a facility to be studied, develo...
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The aim of the present study was to produce green roof substrates with industrial wastes as replacement for inorganic and organic components, to evaluate their effects on plants’ growth and on leachate quality and look into rhizosphere eukaryotic biocenosis - identify and quantify the eukaryotic organisms on substrates to evaluate its relationship...
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Green roofs have been described as technical solutions to overcome urban environmental problems, such as decrease of vegetation and stormwater management. In the present study, two pilot 20 m2 extensive green roofs were implemented in an urban Mediterranean region, at a 1st storey on a warehouse building structure, in order to test the adequacy of...
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Green roofs are an increasingly trend in urban areas as they provide unquestionable ecosystem services. The environmental benefits they provide derive from their functioning as ecosystems so, the substrates and plant species selected to be used in green roofs can greatly influence their performances. In the present research three substrate types: a...
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Green roofs technology has evolved in the last years as a potential solution to promote vegetation in urban areas. Green roof studies for Mediterranean climates, where extended drought periods in summer contrast with cold and rainy periods in winter, are still scarce. The present research study assesses the use of substrates with different composit...
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Green infrastructures – The trend of green roofs in cities The current trend is to conceive urban management strategies that envisage green infrastructures comprising a multifunctional landscape. In turn, it is intended that they give answer to the societal challenges, considering also the potential of natural capital with high resilience to the cl...

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