About Us

About Us

Who we are

The founding green roof associations of Austria, Germany and Switzerland established the European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations (EFB) in 1997. Since then the following associations have joined: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Scandinavia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, England, Spain and Serbia. As of 2019 there are 15 member associations in EFB. The Federation and its national members actively promote the use of green roofs and green facades throughout Europe. Such technologies are known to provide better quality of life for towns and cities by returning sealed surfaces back to nature.

By organizing urban green infrastructure conferences over Europe (EUGIC) the transfer of knowledge becomes enhanced. In 2015 the first European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference took place in Vienna with great success, followed by Budapest in 2017 and London in 2019. Within the last years working groups supported by the European Commission intensified and Green Roof and wall Technologies became part of Horizon 2020 projects across Europe. Currently the EFB has started a market research initiative to generate a comprehensive market report for the greening industry (2018-2019).

Vision & Mission

Liveable – safe – green: cities for future generations

The Federation and its national members actively promote the use of green roofs and green facades throughout Europe. Such technologies are known to provide better quality of life for towns and cities by returning sealed surfaces back to nature and help with Climate Change Adaptation. In 2018 the European Parliament and the Council amended the Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency. In this light, green roofs and walls can contribute even more by improving  building’s energy performances and help meeting other  important targets like renewable Energies development.

Board

President

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Dusty Gedge

United Kingdom

Vice Presidents

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Vera Enzi

Austria
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Pavel Dostal

Czech Republic
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Paulo Palha

Portugal
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Heiko Schmidt

Germany

Steering Committee

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Maurizio Crasso

Italy
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Simon Perneel

Belgium
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Julian Briz

Spain
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Danica Lacarc

Serbia
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Marta Weber

Poland
Tobias_Emilsson

Tobias Emilsson

Scandinavia
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Peter Dezsenyi

Hungary
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Francois Lassalle

France
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Sander Scheper

Netherlands