Cost-benefit analysis of green roofs in urban areas: Case study in Helsinki

Väinö Nurmi, Athanasios Votsis, Adriaan Perrels, Susanna Lehvävirta

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In this report we present the results of a cost-benefit analysis of light-weight self-sustaining vegetated roofs that do not require structural modifications of a building when installed. Our results indicate that with a higher rate of implementation and realization of public benefits, green roofs might be a good investment for the society. However, currently the private benefits do not encourage to overcome the high installation costs in Finland. Thus, investment in green roofs might stay low without corrective policy instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)0782-6079
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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