Vertical gardens improve energy efficiency and reduce air pollution


In a world where industrialization rules, with pollution, concrete all around and all the other negative aspects of our cities, vertical gardens are a gift from the heavens. For us and for our children.

The building facades have pockets of green all over them that are a breather for all of us city dwellers. They reduce solar gains and dispersion. They ease energy load — whether for heating or cooling purposes.

Also  hey reduce thermal conditions outdoors.  When we’re at home or in the office, vertical gardens promote wellness and protect us from changes in climate day in and day out.  They’re also a hedge against the unpredictable effects of changes in each passing season.

But of course not all of these gardens are the same. Researchers say that it all depends on how thick these vertical gardens are.

According to a new method called Green Façade Optimization (GFO), vertical gardens can only cool off surroundings when the building façade is insulated at nine cm at the most.  Beyond that, these pockets of green won’t do what their designed to do.

All tests made by scientists point to this exact thing. That too much thickness, the gardens will stop working.

Of course buildings by themselves do half the job we have to do the rest, in every day life.


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