A greener city
Vegetation on roofs and walls significantly helps reduce air pollution in the city by absorbing more particles of pollution, making rainwater is cleaner. Buildings with roof gardens are also better insulated and remain cooler on hot summer days, saving on heating and air conditioning costs throughout the year.
Leading the way with the green roof initiative, Amsterdam City Hall is installing their own roof garden, which is expected to be completed at the end of June.
Amsterdammers can apply for a subsidy of 50 euros per square metre up to a maximum of 50% of the total installation costs. A maximum of 20,000 euros subsidy will be awarded for each individual project.
There are three types of green roof and some roofs are unfortunately not suitable for each type, primarily due to factors such as insolation, the gradient of the roof and the amount of weight it can support.
If you are considering applying for the subsidy, read the additional information and complete the application form (Dutch).