Climateways façade greening The green addition to building optimization
Rising temperatures in the city, a decline in air quality and rising energy prices. Facade greening helps to insulate buildings, improve the microclimate andstore CO2. We want to improve the city with the help of our green spaces.
How façade greening works
- Reduction of the ambient temperature with evaporative cooling
- Heat and cold insulation
- Less sensitive heat (perceptible)
- Sound insulation through sound absorption of vegetation
- Improving air quality
- CO2 storage
- Filtering and binding of air pollutants and particulate matter
This is how façade greening can be used
For façade greening, a distinction is made between soil-bound and wall-bound façade greening.
Climbing plants that require very little care and are largely irrigated by rainfall are used for ground-bound greenery. Examples of plants are ivy or climbing hydrangeas. Good soil quality with sufficient nutrients is important here. The prerequisite for soil-bound façade greening is a crack-free façade surface.
Wall-mounted greenery includes direct planting of the façades or the installation of gabions, tubs and the like in front of the building wall. However, these must also be supplied with fertilizer and water, for which the rainwater stored in a water reservoir can be used. As the plants are attached directly to the façade and do not require any space on the ground, this system is particularly suitable for inner-city areas. Studies have shown that green façades can save up to 25 % on cooling buildings.