The Polder Roof is a smart city solution for climate adaptation by using flat roofs.
The Polder Roof is a Dutch innovation to change flat roofs into a water buffer system, controlled by a smart flow control. By measuring rain events and storage capacity we are building networks of roofs that help prevent stormwater overflow and reduce urban heat by evaporation.
The MetroPolder Company provides engineering, technique, software and an online dashboard to implement this on a larger scale.We are currently working on a feasibility study to launch the Polder Roof in NYC (co-funded by RVO Partners for Water) and Washington DC.
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