Green Building Facades

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Because of attending planting classes in Chicago Botanic Garden, we visited Green Roof on our first class, which evaluates a range of plants—native plants on the south side, and plants from many geographic locations on the north. I was deeply impressed with its ability to reduce energy consumption and also wondered if there is other kind of green system for architectural applications.

Then I noticed the Green Facades. Anthropologie’s green wall, manufactured by Green Living Technologies, is made up of a collection of two-by-two-foot panels that are three inches deep. Each one has lots of rectangular boxes contained with special soil that can retain moisture for plants.

If we can hang a picture, then we can hang a green wall with different kinds of plants — we can have plants of different colors that change over the seasons and flowers with amazing smell. It’s no doubt that temperature will reduce in summer. What we could do is just turn off our air-conditioners and enjoy being with nature.

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One Response to Green Building Facades

  1. jnmllr says:

    You might want to have a look at this article (and there is a post about this earlier int he blog): http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/10/world/americas/vertical-gardens-in-mexico-a-symbol-of-progress.html

    Mexico City Journal
    Lush Walls Rise to Fight a Blanket of Pollution
    By DAMIEN CAVE
    Published: April 9, 2012

    New York Times

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