Green Climate screen/fence captures stormwater run-off and acts as a noise barrier

University of Copenhagen / University of Copenhagen

The Copenhagen district of Valby has successfully implemented a 3 metre high willow fence to manage roof stormwater run-off.

"The system utilizes the potential energy of the roof water to lead the water away from the building and up into the freestanding green climate screen from which it evaporates, infiltrates or is detained on a neighbouring area surrounded by a shallow soil dyke," explains Marina Bergen Jensen.

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