World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017

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20 – 22 June 2017


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World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 in Berlin

Multi-day events concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (urban climate, demographic development, rainwater management, sustainability).

At the end of the congress, it will be possible to participate in excursions to special green roofs and living walls in Berlin.


  • FBB (Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e. V. – Green Building Association)
  • WGIN (World Green Infrastructure Network e. V.)
  • EFB (Europäische Föderation der Bauwerksbegrünungsverbände e. V. - European Federation of Green Roofing Associations)


The governing mayor of Berlin

Kindly supported by

Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, Land of Berlin

Topics of the congress

Five thematic blocks will be presented in parallel in two large and three small lecture rooms. In four lecture rooms (room 1-4) the topics are green roofs and green facades. The fifth lecture room (room 5) is exclusively reserved for the topic green indoor areas. One thematic block comprises three thirty-minute lectures (including discussion) and is led by a moderator. The participants are given the opportunity to switch between thematic blocks and lectures held in parallel.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017:

1st day of the event
9:00 am: Topics:

  • Funding and other financial Inscentives - Strategies for Building Greenup
  • Framework Conditions - Policies
  • Rainwatermanagement
  • Biodiversity - Species protection
  • Green indoor areas (room 5)

5:00 pm: Awards

6:00 pm: Press conference

7:00 pm: Conference dinner


Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

2nd day of the event
9:00 am: Topics:

  • Sustainable Building - Energy - Ecosystemservices Concept
  • Architecture - Projects - Best Practice
  • Cost-Benefit analysis
  • Maintenance and Care
  • City of the Future
  • Green indoor areas (room 5)

From approx. 5:00 pm: After work experience exchange


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017:

3rd day of the event
From 8:30 am – 4:00 pm excursions in Berlin with expert guides

  • Excursion 1: Green roofs
  • Excursion 2: Green walls / living walls
  • Excursion 3: Green indoor areas
  • Excursion 4: Green buildings (Green roofs, walls and indoor areas)
  • Excursion 5: Urban Greenspace ((parks, green track beds…) 


Optional: Friday, June 23rd, 2017:

Visit of the International Garden Exhibition IGA Berlin 2017

More information 

Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e.V. (FBB) 
Kanalstraße 2
66130 Saarbrücken 

Tel. +49 (0) 681-9880570
Fax +49 (0) 681-9880572


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