ESSBAR (Edible balcony gardens for retrofit) offers an innovative solution concept for the greening of existing buildings by creating new outdoor spaces by retrofitting balconies to existing buildings. In addition, innovative vertical garden systems (for vegetables, herbs, etc.) are integrated into these balconies. These climate-effective and edible systems supplied with rainwater from a rainwater management system represent a completely new option when it comes to making existing buildings greener.


Duration 01/03/2022 - 31/12/2025
Funding FFG

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Water and Environmental Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Brandl
Project members


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