Location: Msida
Country: Malta
Contact Information: [email protected]
Website Address:

The LifeMedGreenRoof project aimed to construct two demonstration green roofs as case-studies: one on the University of Malta’s Faculty for the Built Environment campus building and one on a building located on the campus of Fondazione Minoprio, a project partner, in Italy. They would be designed to demonstrate the benefits of green roofs for meeting environmental and biodiversity targets. The project also aimed to show that green roof technology is safe and cost efficient, reducing energy consumption thanks to the insulation properties of the system. Furthermore, green roofs reduce the risk of flooding through the ability to absorb water.

Thematic Area – Climate change adaptation
Thematic Sub-category – Green Urbanism related to
Energy consumption
Type of Actor/Agent – Government
Typology of Green Urban Site – Green roof or wall

Green City Elements: 

  • Green Urbanism
  • Irrigation
  • Green roofs and walls
  • Buildings and Climate Change
  • Green roofs and walls
  • Green areas and Heat Island Effect
  • Heatwaves
  • Smart Environment
  • Co-creation in Urban Planning
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Engagement and Consultation:
Target Groups – Architects and design
Public Engagement – Was applied, proper public
Consultation Tools Used – Workshop with small
discussion, presentations, written reports.

Innovation and Impact:
Guidelines on green roof technology.
Expected Impact High
Level of Scale of Innovation 4

Budget and Analysis:
Budget Spent, Source of Money: n/a
Temperature & Climate control, Flooding & water
Quality, More wildlife & better habitats, Increased
biodiversity, Improved environmental resilience,
Limiting impact of heatwaves by reducing urban
temperatures, Creation of green jobs and
business opportunities, Improved visual quality of
the environment, Recreational opportunities,
Aesthetic enjoyment, Adjusting psychological
well-being and physical health, Providing
educational opportunities.
Challenges: Lack of specialised human resources
and expertise

Resources and Transferability:
Teaching Materials/Resources:
LifeMedGreenRoof Project Policy Proposal
Personal Skills Required: Medium
Non-discriminatory Principles: Yes
Transferability Potential: High