Conference “Vegetation as a Required Building Material” at CONCRETA


CONCRETA is the industry's largest national event in the field of construction, architecture, design and engineering of the future, which will take place from 21 to 24 November at Exponor, Porto.

The National Association of Green Roofs will be present with a space that you can visit and answer your questions about the theme of Green Roofs / Infrastructures.

On the 22nd at 16h you can attend the conference in the Creative Talks Auditorium with the theme “Vegetation as a Required Building Material”.

More information about the conference here.

You can check the times and tickets on the site.


The speaker will be Eng. Paulo Palha,

Graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), he has been working, since 1999, in landscape architecture, construction and maintenance of gardens, green roofs and green infrastructures. He is currently CEO of the company Neoturf and founded the company  Landlab. He has already developed numerous garden and green roof projects, having coordinated the works / installation of the vast majority of these, some of them abroad.

He was the founder of the National Green Roof Association ANCV  of which he is the current chairman of the board. In this context, we highlight the coordination of the working group for the first Portuguese technical guide for the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, and more recently the authorship and coordination of Porto's fifths facade project, which aims to define how to introduce green roofs in the environmental and urban strategy of the city of Porto. This project was internationally distinguished and awarded at the “Green Infrastructure: Nature Based Solutions for Sustainable and Resilient Cities” conference (2017) held in Orvieto, Italy. He is currently vice-chairman of the EFB (European Green Roofing Federation) board and representative of Portugal on the World green infrastructure network WGIN.

He has been conducting research on green roofs, nature based solutions, green infrastructures and ecosystem services, and many of these papers have been published.
He is often invited to take courses, classes at various universities, conferences and juries, nationally and internationally. Throughout his career he has won numerous national and international awards.